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"Great place, great people, great work"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Well-designed internship program"

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    Former Intern - Finance Manager Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Finance Manager Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They encourage people to move around the different parts of the company every 18-24 months. So one need not feel stuck no matter how un-motivating the current group or work is.

    Efforts to promote meritocracy (but not always successful, as some politics naturally creeps in, in such a large company)

    Great work/life balance.

    Various events to keep employees up-to-date of the new technologies.

    Great food of every kind in the canteens.

    Parking never an issue.

    Cons

    I was a finance manager intern, and before joining I did not realize that finance is implicitly viewed a support function. The influence of finance partners is not significant in the major decisions.

    Groups work in their own silos, with little transfer of best practices among them.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos.


  2. "Overall, I enjoyed working at Microsoft. One downside, a lot of reorgs which can wreak havoc on your career."

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    Former Employee - Editor II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Editor II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some groups I worked with have a very high level of competency and creativity.

    Cons

    The review system can foster a negative environment of competition.

    Advice to Management

    Always be transparent. Encourage commitments that make it clear what 'Excelling' means.

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