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Great people, lot of red tape, lack of confidence in own vision

Development Lead (Current Employee)

Prosyou're working with a lot of smart and dedicated people
Everyday is an opportunity to challenge oneself, learn and improve.
you can change things if you really want to (but it's really hard).

ConsMicrosoft seems to continuously play catch-up with competition. People knows it but don't know how to fix this. Bureaucracy/development process tends to naturally kill a lot of ideas and water-down everything to average end-solutions, there is no time to iterate ideas, learn and potentially let them flourish. so you'll need a lot of hardwork and dedication to get an innovative idea through. but it's possible.
planning process is a bit of a mess, and create more pain than it should. it is probably why we fail to create a long term vision that people can rally around.

Advice to Senior Managementwe probably need a new CEO who can bring fresh ideas and style to the company.
We need more interim milestones in order to allow for mistakes and try new ideas. (Windows is using 3, it's not enough)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Great benefits Treats people well in general Broad array of products Encourages internal… Cons: Politics Bureaucracy - when it works for you it is great, but can be tough if it is… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on realizing the worth/potential of employees and rely less… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great people and excellent intern experience

    Software Development Engineer - Intern (Former Employee)

    I worked at Microsoft


    Pros: Microsoft takes care of their interns. The pay was competitive, the events were well-planned, they really went the extra mile to convince us that… Cons: It's a huge company, easy to get lost or feel powerless to effect change. Also, the triad of… Advice to Senior Management: Innovate. Foster creativity and growth by providing open avenues… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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