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"Good company, bad management"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Very bright people and lot of avenues for learning. Good benefits.

Cons

Most of the managers are in the management just for the growth sake and are not technically competent. Managers encouraged reports to steps on each on other toes. Employees in the team felt like it is a running race where you constantly check how the peers are doing and try to stay one step ahead rather than working on innovation.

Advice to Management

Focus on innovation and growing people careers. Don't be a manager unless you feel you can help people's careers.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Awesome employer.. wonderful benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment, Development opportunities, teams, skilled management

    Cons

    human resource poor, not process driven, service maturity low.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back from all the priorities/commitments and spend a quarter on getting the fundamentals/basics taken care of and doing it right.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    I loved working here. I was employee for 10 years, recently retired.

    Cons

    I had no negative comments.

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