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"Humbling"

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

Though Google, Apple and others are in the news more nowadays, Microsoft is still the number one. The integrity, honesty and inteligence of the people who work there is of the highest caliber. Its a stable, rewarding and innovative company to work for.

Cons

Most often you dont get exposure to other non-MS technologies. You will have to put in extra effort to keep yourself uptodate.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the classic silos - dev, test, pm; and instead, go back to the feature crew model and include service engineers and ops to work alongside dev, test, and pm in small teams to be more agile on software delivery as an online service.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to learn and build network."

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - beautiful work space
    - opportunities to grow professionally
    - excellent benefits
    - work with best designers in the industry
    - passionate atmosphere

    Cons

    - politics compromise product quality
    - complicated, ever-evolving organizational structure
    - work/life balance can be complicated
    - not enough people to get all of the work done
    - performance review model
    - engineering culture dominates

    Advice to Management

    try to retain talent by helping them focus on what they do best as opposed to have them spend 60% of their time soving internal politics


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Satifying career path, but couldn't escape the feeling that the company was a dinosaur"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's true that MS continues to hire very smart people, some of the best I've ever worked with. I worked with very strong teams and highly creative people in my organization. Oh, and the benefits are incredible.

    Cons

    Unfortunately over time those people lose their creative edge and ability to drive really exciting things for the business. Executive leadership is too afraid to take risks and seems out of touch with customer needs. In my opinion, people end up spending a lot of time managing internal politics rather than external opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire amazing people, there is so much talent in the company. Let them spend more time on working on customer needs and innovation than internal politics and reorgs.

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