Microsoft

  www.microsoft.com
  www.microsoft.com
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

 

Work environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

Pros

projects are great. lots of diverse projects to pick from.

Cons

too many managers. healthplan was great until it was changed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the layers of management

8788 Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Fast paced, long hours, high intensity environment

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great place to work if you want a fast paced environment, with long hours, and high intensity. It is a great place to get experience, but difficult for System Engineers, as there are not a lot of opportunities across the greater organization.

    Cons

    The review process is brutal. And unless you get a quality manager with a high level of integrity and honesty, you can end up at the bottom of the barrel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the managers have never been trained to be managers. They end up as leads and managers as a result of the promotion process. Better training would improve their management capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Culture was off

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Terrible culture, recessive thinking -- but this was before they got rid of stack ranking, so it may change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.