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gr8 place to work but too many poor middle managers without focus

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

great challenging work and high calibre smart co-workers. The work is great but often directionless . Often Big Bets are Off and realignments in organisations cause frustration among the employees who having worked on stuff for some time are not happy to see their work scrapped. All this because of poor communication from the middle managers to the ICs . As an organisation there is an excellent oppurtunity to learn tons of things and i would recommend it to every engineer/ p rogrammer as a very good place to work.Also benefits are good- Medical,Flex Time etc are great if you are having a family.

Cons

old boys network, bureaucratic when changes are concerned

Advice to Management

development of talent among the people should take precedence over the jargon and credit snatching you guys do amongst yourselves

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    A feedback about Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer, GTSC Bangalore in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Support Engineer, GTSC Bangalore in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, Openess, respect, Salary. The company is very open and fair to its employees and also recognized talent and promote it.

    Cons

    Line managers in India do not exhibit leadership qualities. HR do not coordinate to that great extent. Fix timings for me to work, usually in very odd shift hours

    Advice to Management

    reconize talent, encourage internal transition to different Microsoft locations, give more opportunities for classroom based trainings, encourage more and more travel to different sites for cross learning


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    Excellent Company - Good Balance & good opportunities for the right person.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule Autonomy to do what is right for the customer Excellent co-workers Good managers Working with excellent technology

    Cons

    Check box commitments Too much internal facing work Lack of fairness/consistency in bonuses (Quota's/Comp)

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in quota setting. Do what is right for the employee. Make it right if they were hurt by a management decision. Better communication around decisions. If you have to trim something explain the decision. Keep listening to the field. They are smart, know the customers and understand what needs to be done. Keep them happy and focused on the customers and the revenues will be there.


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