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International Project Engineer

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Intl Project Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Intl Project Engineer in Redmond, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

One of the best reasons to work at Microsoft is the health benfits package which is compelling in contrast to other corps.

Cons

One potential downside working at Microsoft can be the amount of red-tape politics, in conbination with carrot and stick management style

Advice to Management

Something that would really make a difference and perhaps re-invent Microsoft would be for it to Think Different, embrace change pro-activelly move beyond the typical catch up game and really lead the market.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    Lots of opportunities if you can tolerate the culture and extreme workloads

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft Library - Access to resources - research data, journals, books, studies. Benefits - Medical, stock Smart people - there are a lot of really intelligent people with interesting backgrounds & experience Diversity - people from all over the world

    Cons

    Limited teamwork - people are rewarded for seeking credit as individuals, not teams. Internal competition is still fostered over teamwork. This creates suboptimal solutons. Even the 'collaboration' award has been awarded to an individual in the past few years. Self-promotion is critical to getting a good review - self-promotion is a virtue here; being humble wouldn't be a good career strategy. Culture to work fast and avoid input that might slow you down - even if it is input needed to improve the outcome. It is worse to deliver late than it is to deliver badly or to deliver an ineffective solution. Lack of effective leaders in many senior positions - success as a technician does not make for success as a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Promote teamwork, reward teamwork and recognize that better work happens in effective teams. Get rid of the current contingent staff model (both a- and v-) which cannot be achieving it's intended benefits. A different strategy for a contractor model could fix current issues.


  2. Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many projects and smart people

    Cons

    Too many managers, too few doers

    Advice to Management

    Trim the management layer


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