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Steady but slowly changing

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Good benefit, well balanced work life.

Cons

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

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Contribution Margins isn't the best measure of success.

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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

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    Positive Outlook
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    Good benefits... bad HR

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a lot of smart people
    Good products
    Good exposure to technology that is used by millions

    Cons

    Very type A and self absorbed organization
    Stack ranking in HR is really a de-motivator
    Products developed are still not designed with the end user in mind - they cater to the Engineers that develop the products, SI. Admins, IT staff ...not the end user

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more diversity of personality types not just nationalities

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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