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"Like working with smart people? Check out Microsoft"

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Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
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Pros

Lots of great opportunities to work with smart, passionate people on projects that are cutting-edge within the technology arena.
Rarely is there a shortage of resources, and that's super nice after working in cash-strapped start-ups in prior jobs.

Cons

It is a large company (90,000+) so things sometimes move a bit more slowly and when things do shift, it often means there is some sort of "re-org"... and reshuffling of people and resources.

Advice to Management

Be open and honest and transparent about how people can grow within their professions and get promoted.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at, not perfect"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, career advancement, working on products a lot of people will use

    Cons

    Too big a company, too many workaholics

    Advice to Management

    There's very obviously a glass ceiling for women - do something about it! Make "work life balance" more than just a pretty word. Improve the Connector. Reviews need to be revamped - employee needs some way to get back if s/he doesn't agree with manager's evaluation and thinks can get co-workers to back him/she up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work but slow career growth"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    World class employees, technology and processes. There is a lot to learn from this innovative company. Compensation is reasonable but benefits are excellent. This company is great for initial college graduate who typically don't know much about professional software engineering.

    Cons

    You could be cog in the wheel of a big company. Hard to make impact initially as the teams are quite big and lot of cross team collaboration is required. There are lot of different functional role and you will be pigeon-holed into one of them - moving to different role is comparatively hard (and risky as well).

    Advice to Management

    Be focused on bottomline and innovation. Make teams more agile and respond to market realities.

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