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Lower Expectations

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Microsoft is a giant company with ample resources and opportunity.

Cons

Microsoft has great potential as an emplyee centric company but seems to place higher value on sales and market expansion than providing positive motivation for the talent that produces its products.

Advice to Management

New goal: Say "thank you" in person to someone each day.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. MS is at an inflection point - it has the potential to be great again or fade away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with highly motivated, highly skilled people Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting technology Opportunity to have enormous impact on the market and the world

    Cons

    Senior management seems stuck in past paradigms and unable to chart a course to the future Internal politics are severe Career progression outside of engineering is stalled Flat share price for 10 years and decreasing benefits do not complement lower base salaries

    Advice to Management

    It is time to re-evaluate what it will take to make us the premier technology company again. The market dynamics that led to past success have changed and we must change with them or become increasing irrelevant. Being a fast follower when the network effect is benefitting the first mover is a flawed approach that killed us music (iPod), is killing us in search (Google), is killing us in phone (iPhone, Android), is killing us in slates (iPad).


  2. Helpful (2)

    If you really want to consider Microsoft as an employer....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For someone who is just coming into the company fresh out of college, this is a great place to work because it's far easier to mold someone young than someone truly seasoned. If you are already pro-Microsoft, then again, this would be a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you are agnostic, likely not a good place to work because you see things objectively and objectivity isn't as valued here as much as you'd like. They would rather push a bloated operating system than thinking about the USERS.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the company if you want to maintain any sense of control of your own destiny. Microsoft is no longer a nimble company and the competitors are helping to exploit Microsoft's weaknesses and doing a very good job at it. Get focus on a few areas rather than trying to take down every competitor out there. The current way of doing things isn't working.


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