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Still a great company, but desperately needs to be leaner and more efficient

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Work with some of the smartest people daily. I frequently have opportunity to brainstorm with smart minds about ideas, software designs, and implementation. It's actually a good place to improve your own knowledge while making impact to millions of users if not more.

Cons

Well, it's a huge company. Inefficiency and bureaucracy are very easy to spot. There are easily about 30% people, if not more, who are not really contributing anything. But some of them are getting promoted due to office politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay hungry, stay nimble

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No opinion of CEO

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    Good Times

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    nothing negative to say, I have nothing bad to say about this company

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    Life changing experience...

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Welcome environment, collaborative, everyone is valued, a company that empowers customers to help themselves succeed.

    Cons

    Ensuring revenue and performance goals are achievable through realistic stretch metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be aware of direct reports' contributions with associated attribution of rewards.

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