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Great Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great compensation package, lots of challenges

Cons

too many politics - be sure to develop the right friendships

Advice to Management

be more human. the recent layoff was insane for a company that IS PROFITABLE. Becoming even more profitable by dismissing people does not look good.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Satisfying and rewarding with a dose of bureaucracy and misdirected leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Businesses large and small, global and local roles and a multi cultural environment makes for a great place to work. Benefits are close to the best in the industry and mobility to different jobs internally lets you grow your experiences and build a solid career.

    Cons

    Slow to react to market opportunities and often disconnected from customer needs due to its size. Bureaucracy and accountability overlap makes for a place where if you're not persistent it's hard to get things done. Often the most aggressive are rewarded leaving a trail of less aggressive but smarter and better people behind.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of business understanding from some recent leaders is misdirecting some significant changes and growth areas.


  2. An incredible company looking towards the future.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're someone with big ideas and are also interested in learning and growth, Microsoft is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Some of the old school Microsoft employees are having trouble adjusting to the new Microsoft (even some executives) so you have to play the political game well.

    Advice to Management

    You need to clearly communicate Satya's message down the chain and not modify it to suit your own purposes, rather change your planning and activities to fit with his direction. Also, email distribution groups are now worthless.


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