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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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    good campus and good weather

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    They have very good campus. No state tax, people are friendly there and they have good medical insurance for everyone.

    Cons

    It is a big company. They put lots of work on Windows mobile. Hard to say where it is going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young guys to the management level, make them bring more new ideas. Bring out the products more quickly

    Approves of CEO
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    High pressure, high opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great springboard for a better career.
    International opportunities for those who are willing to travel significantly.
    High performers are rewarded.
    Stock options!

    Cons

    Work / Life balance is non-existent.
    Deliver or Die mentality.
    Bonuses stink.
    Salary are far below market.
    Job Leveling is inconsistent across geographies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management could ensure the market opportunities are appropriate.
    Additionally, winning the hearts of the consumer is more important than churning out version after version of a product. If something isn't performing, get rid of it.

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