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"Frustrating, inward and parochial. Financally on par or better than other jobs"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits , location, package , opportunity (if you have right mgt)

Cons

Bureaucracy, over structured and thinking, slow

Advice to Management

Get closer to partners in order to succeed in mobile. Hire industry executives and keep engineers out of snr mgt

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly intelligent peers, very challenging work. Very flexible work culture with focus on getting things done. Results are highly rewarded.

    Cons

    Lot of good peers means hard to stand out.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Microsoft used to be a great place..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dominant position in the market, makes products that everyone uses (whether they like it or not), good salaries, and great benefits (which are going away soon).

    Cons

    Management that will cut your throat if it suits them, no interest in hearing reality unless it has a microsoft distortion filter on it, a dog eat dog review system and approach to promotions that is great if you are on the inside and terrible if you "fall out of favor".

    Advice to Management

    Steve, it is time for you to go. Although you love Jack Welch, emulating him has eviscerated the company and allowed for one of the most caustic work environments on the planet to develop. Hearing bad news is required to be able to respond and given the mistakes that have been made there will likely be some opportunities that you will never win back.


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