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"Excellent Learning Experience"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Global Impact and opportunity to make a difference

Cons

Highly Matrixed but still innovative

Advice to Management

Try to be more open minded

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "very bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work with smart people
    benefit's good

    Cons

    bad system and culture, a dying company.
    bad management

    Advice to Management

    leave now and find some other


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Past its prime"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Benefits are great
    - Vast range of businesses that you have choice to work in
    - Engineering is highly respected

    Cons

    - Frequent re-orgs, without any strategic direction
    - Insular culture. The more years you spend here the more unemployable you'll become outside MS
    - Connections matter for finding/landing the right opportunities within the company as well as to be rewarded/recognized for the work you do.
    - Every other team will want to stick a finger in your pie. Teams compete among themselves rather than with competitors outside the company.
    - Too many peacocks strutting about as Architects, who drag teams through re-design after re-design of the same feature for months.
    - Far too many VPs, executives and layers of management.
    - Fad for functional triads (Dev, Test, PM) which is at times totally dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    - Half the VP's should be let go. Too many VP's mean too many turf battles.
    - Leaner, more agile team structures.
    - Re-org doesn't automatically make a dysfunctional team functional, nor does a re-org make a useless product/service useful.

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