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Steady but slowly changing

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good benefit, well balanced work life.

Cons

Lost 10 years and more under not so well directed management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Contribution Margins isn't the best measure of success.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2. 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
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