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Good company, average company culture.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in New York, NY
Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in New York, NY

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Work/life balance is by far the best reason to work for Microsoft. As long as you get your work done, management is very understanding of the necessity of making sure you dedicate the right amount of time and energy to your personal life.

Cons

Not so great pay for a company this size, weak culture...can sometimes feel "lonely and not welcoming."

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    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

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    Fast paced, long hours, high intensity environment

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    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.

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