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Excellent experience

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

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Challenging atmosphere and Excellent benefits

Cons

Can be difficult to maintain work life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need better work/life balance

Recommends

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    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great medical benefits
    Great work life balance and decent pay
    Fun place to work
    Most of the teams have some really smart Engineers

    Cons

    Lots of email every day. You really need to how to to manage your email/meetings
    Too many partner dependecies which make product development cycles long and forever. (But I think this may be beacuse all Microsoft products are integrated pretty well unlike other companies)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uber management at MS is pretty good. They are very passionate and do a decent job communicating their vision/ideas to all teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Still stuck in the 90's. Typical corporate environment, reward the butt kissers and forget the true talents.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Designer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    The medical benefits are great and the care package as well!
    But even that is changing.

    Cons

    They value visibility more than making a great product and that takes away your time more + effort in assuring product quality

    System or process is made to make management be ahead while you are left behind cleaning their mess.
    Management is only concerned about their success, you are just a pawn to them if you don't have seniority.
    Management will take your ideas and hard work and claim it as theirs.

    Company process is still stuck in the 90's. They don't like change and are afraid of risk and good ideas.

    Your 150% effort and hard work is not enough, you need to cut your arm and your leg to get ahead or stab someone in the back.

    Work and Life balance is very poor.

    Stingy, cheap, penny pinching - (anything that describes Scrooge)

    Morale = low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many useless process.
    You're system needs a drastic overhaul.
    Change for the good and treat your employees with respect. Reward them for their hard work. If you don't change, everyone will head over to your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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