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Excellent development experiences

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Excellent benefits
Great work life balance (depending on team)
Incredibly smart people to work with

Cons

Lot of firedrills
Lack of communication on deliverables
Extremely competitive amongst peers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the performance review system, allow lower level employees to advance quicker, more mid level jobs needed

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Smartest group of people you will ever meet...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    1. Benefits - excellent medical plan
    2. Time off/vacation time
    3. Good pay
    4. It is possible to try out new things every 2/3 years

    Cons

    1. Too big and bureaucratic,
    2. Most decisions are top down.
    3. Way too many job levels, there
    4. promotions are becoming harder to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of jumping at everything senior management preaches, please learn to ask 'why'...
    For top management - the ability to listen to new ideas and contradictory viewpoints is a skill that I wish our top management would learn...

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was pleasant overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Researcher  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Researcher in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    good benefits.
    flexible work time
    employees are friendly

    Cons

    slim chance of promotion
    salary not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to individual performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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