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Great place to build a career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Microsoft is full of smart, passionate people who want to make a difference. People generally strive to do their best and work hard, which means a lot to me since I care deeply about my work and love being surrounded by people who feel likewise.
The company supports movement and stretch opportunities and if you work hard you can really make a great career and make a difference.

Cons

Workload is pretty high and it can be tough at times to maintain balance, but I don't know that it's any different for any other top global company, especially in this economy.
Decision making is hard to figure out sometimes - at what level is a decision being made, who owns it and is it mandatory once made.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great product line up and love the focus on the cloud.... we really need to become awesome at collaboration and decision making across businesses to make it happen.

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    Great place to work. Immense talent all around,.

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Lot of great people around. Help is always only an email away. Lot of cool technologies available to choose from to select a career.

    Cons

    Not the best salary. Promotions can be slow as there is a lot of competition from some very good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it lean. Fire some more people. Microsoft needs to gain its agility to compete in this world. Reward top performers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Secure, Impactful, and Engaging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    * Opportunity to guide overall product investment direction
    * Respected role in the organization
    * Insight into business decisionmaking apparatus
    * Impacts millions of customers worldwide
    * Opportunity to manage world class people

    Cons

    * No direct influence over engineering
    * Lack of organizational commitment to innovation
    * Unpredictable shifts in management focus
    * Hours can be long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Set a clear and simple mission
    * Rather than waiting for a business to prove out before plunging, take risks
    * Focus on innovation, rather than ways to make money

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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