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Great company and will get better with new CEO

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Ability to impact to millions of customers
- Good work life balance
- Great HR and focus on employee satisfaction
- Awesome immigration processes
- Philanthropy is encouraged and the best employee giving program on the planet

Cons

- Big company challenges of innovating at speed
- Lots of silos and code duplication so each team reinvents the wheel
- Hard to fire people, so even the non-performers with ppl with personal agendas stay for a long time

Advice to Management

- Need to start thinking like a start up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Normally a great place to work, IF you have a good group

    Cons

    IF your group is one of the ones that is in trouble everything will suffer, career, work life balance, salary, bonus.
    It can be a hyper political place as well

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the new focus, lighten the politics and do the right thing for the employees and the customers.

  2. Great Infrastructure and People

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft has unbelievable infrastructure and support to help you get your job done. The people who work here are very smart and passionate. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management is generally promoted from within and does not keep up on industry standards. Culture of doing things the "old way" and reinventing the wheel over and over stifles creativity and agility.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take more risks or experiment in order to stay relevant. Can't be afraid to bring in industry veterans to manage teams or as high level I/Cs. Management needs to listen to the I/Cs who have very good ideas about the future but get burned out working with old processes.

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