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"Big company, big dreams"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Microsoft is at its heart a startup that found itself having grown into a huge company. Every day you come to work, you'll be joining the smartest people in the world. If you like competition, you'll find it here - the system is set up to encourage competition between employees, managers, teams, and groups. Benefits, flex work, and time off are industry leading. Also, the company gives huge amounts of money to nonprofits and should really do more to get credit for all the work they do in this space.

Cons

The competitive nature of the work environment isn't for everyone. Also, benefits are going through a long term redesign which is resulting in a reduction of benefits/increase in costs for employees. Morale is closely tied to product perception and success in the marketplace, and with MS losing its grip on consumers morale has taken a hit.

Advice to Management

Strealine the product portfolio and get super focused on a few things to do well.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Service Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary and benifits are good long term outlook is poor

    Cons

    Poor executive management, policy of 10% of employees fired every year causes extreme competition and unwillingness for teamwork. It’s a savage environment to endure and burns people out, then management fires people and brings in new meat and starts over again.

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat people like humans and not machines


  2. "Great place, great people, great work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My group leaders and team mates are excellent. The work is exciting and cutting edge.

    Cons

    Everyone may have a different experience depending on group leadership and team mates.

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