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Challenging, rewarding, slow to shift direction

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Smart, passionate people who love what they do. Great HR support and compensation packages. Innovative and vibrant work environment. Opportunities to learn and grow, and great engagement with the community and with philanthropic organizations. Microsoft employees are generous and hardworking, as exemplified by their annual Giving campaign.

Cons

It's hard to change direction for such a large corporation, whether it's the business as a whole, or the process for an organization. Teams are often hemmed in by internal tools, processes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Big, plenty of opportunities to work on projects from Games to Datacenter management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Plenty of variety available. Very little micro management. Opportunity to do what you think needs to be done.

    Cons

    The company is currently contracting in size. Advancement is a challenge. Benefits used to be awesome but, now they are below what other companies offer. You are rewarded for your work. Just opportunities to move up are few and far between due to the contraction in workforce size. There just aren't spots opening up.

    The company is reinventing themselves. This could be a PRO or a CON depending on your perspective. You could view it like a REALLY big start up. Or a company on life support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Changes on the way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Some fun work, great people, flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    Strategy execution and the ongoing change could be very challenging since the company and people are still struggling to find the direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act quickly, no matter what the change is! Educate the employees to understand why the change inside the company is necessary, and how the world outside Microsoft is evolving. Many employees are still living in the old days of softie without acknowledging/accepting the changes happened/happening in the industry!

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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