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"Ok."

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

Pros

Big company: Everything imaginable is being worked on. Smart people. Great benefits, particularly health insurance. Brand equity. Great intellectual environment.

Cons

Very insular (not invented here syndrome). Very bureaucratic. The longer you spend here, the harder it becomes to change and adapt.

Advice to Management

Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging, interesting learning opportunity, but not a place you'll likely retire from."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, smart colleagues, interesting products to work on, financially-strong company that offers many opportunities for growth, challenge

    Cons

    Hyper-competitive and aggressive environment, up-or-out policy regarding moving up in the company, annual review requires forced curve where 10% of work force must be branded as losers, lots of poor managers (who would be better individual contributors), organizational excellence is not a priority, company is failing to win in key growth areas, which is reflected in the stock price

    Advice to Management

    Hyper-competitiveness among employees creates an atmosphere of fear and that doesn't improve company performance. Focus on organizational excellence and make working at Microsoft a more enjoyable experience. Provide more training to people managers to help ensure they have management skills and recognize employees when they do good work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, neutral but not a lot of growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft has a great health plan, gym memberships and salaries. In addition the extras like free soda, events, etc are top notch.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a place where you can get ahead by doing great work, Microsoft isn't for you since it's all about politics, empire building and taking others down to get ahead.

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