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"below average"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Decent pay package and ok growth opportunities

Cons

old school, slow decision making and limited growth opportunities

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "A great place to work with brilliant people and advance the state of the art in software"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - The researchers include some of the best in the world in their fields.
    - Most of the other top researchers come to MSR regularly for meetings, conference, etc.
    - The atmosphere is very collaborative and supportive
    - People are encouraged to do ambitious, ground-breaking research

    Cons

    - It can be hard to transfer your ideas into a product group
    - In most research groups there are limited software development resources to take a project from a prototype for a paper to a useful piece of software
    - It is difficult to interact with the open source community, where a lot of innovation is happening now, due to fears of legal issues

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage relationships between researchers and product groups (they're trying now, but more could be done)
    - Get more relaxed about open source software


  2. Helpful (3)

    "There were too many managers."

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above average. Benefits packages tend to be superior. Commuting options are good. Work tends to be engaging.

    Cons

    Micro-management. There are too many inexperienced bosses telling their more knowledgable employees what they need to, instead of asking what needs to be done. Corporate values are a grey area at best, and often contradictory.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to fire under performing management, instead of letting them string on for years.

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