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Great place to work, but stay out of the pigeonhole

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Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

--Competitive pay with platinum-plated benefis
--Opulent office space
--Can-do spirit on new teams
--Can genuinely make a difference
--Upward mobility within your team is a distinct possibility with persistence and results

Cons

--Finance and accounting systems are a mess
--When we make a difference, it's because we know how to work the system, but is that really value-add?
--Over-matrixed culture creates overburdensome bureaucracy where big projects just don't get done, but division CFOs get to move on after spending million$.
--Microsoft IT is a HUGE impediment to the success of the broader finance org
--Internal movement 100% self-driven rather than coached/choreographed at senior levels; internal job search just like an external search, complete with cold calls, resume drops, etc.
--Be forewarned that when things get stale in the group that hires you, it WILL be difficult to make a change unless you are among the anointed.

Advice to Management

Simplify, simplify, simplify!

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Smart people around you.
    2. Lot of cool technology and products
    3. Tons of opportunity

    Cons

    1. Unique culture and one can take upto 1 year to get used to.
    2. Large corporations limits degree of freedom on various aspects

    Advice to Management

    More scrutiny and accountability on top leaders and senior partners


  2. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with a lot of different opportunities and the flexibility to explore them throughout the year. They have a lot of different divisions from consumer to enterprise.

    Cons

    Sometimes have too much complexity when it comes to making simple decisions. they have to be more nimble in their decision making.

    Advice to Management

    invest in bringing people from other companies and backgrounds to bring a different view point to the business. needed to have a better view of how to improve the business.


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