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Flexibility and Opportunity

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

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

Pros

Huge breadth of job opportunities for those working at the HQ location.
Great flexibility to get your job done and not have to work in a "clock in, clock out" environment
A lot of momentum with company direction with new leadership

Cons

Job demands can be taxing during cyclical periods (varies a lot by role/function)
Simplification efforts don't always take roadblocks out of the way
Redundant layers of tools, processes, and approvers slows the pace of business

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Continue to view changes through the One Microsoft lens

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Positive Outlook
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    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    not for people that don't want to work hard

  2.  

    Very good company; great benefits; great learning and development resources

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, very friendly casual work atmosphere, opportunity for career advancement, and amazing benefits (yes, perhaps still the best in any where in the Puget Sound). The company and management cares about your well-being.

    Cons

    Most everyone is absorbed in the stack ranking mastery and staying safe; very little innovation, creative thinking, problem solving, or taking initiative. Much energy is put on internal systems and fitting in to the same box. Not much inspiring, pioneering, diverse, or authentic thinking (employees and leadership); more of the same type, old-fashioned, skill maintenance emphasis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to Think Different! Reward those who come up with new things. Loosen the grip on forced compliance. Let employees be authentic not robotic. Be open to look around and learn from cool new things-irrespective of where it comes from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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