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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

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 ManagementAdvice

- Need to start thinking like a start up

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. High quality co-workers. Very visible project that can influence lives of millions of people.

    Cons

    Review system. They are finding ways to change it but due to the size of the company, it is a very hard task. Pay is low for long-timers compared to new-comers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward people, with higher salary!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ghastly place to work filled with cronyism and rampant backstabbing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior PM
    Former Employee - Senior PM

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ARRRRRRRRRRRRR Zap Powiee
    Yuck,
    Nothing
    I can think of NOTHING positive about my experience

    Cons

    Other than developers, the treat people like crap. Diversity and inclusion is given lip service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a bridge to jump off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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