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"A Place where great things are built with great and very passionate people"

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Current Employee - Senior Dev Engineer In Test in Haifa (Israel)
Current Employee - Senior Dev Engineer In Test in Haifa (Israel)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work is always challanging, company is always changing and doing new stuff, processes are frequently updated to keep competitive, the people I work with are highly professional and leading edge.

Cons

Culture is not focused enough on disruptive innovation

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Channel Marketing in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Contractor - Channel Marketing in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees has strong ties with each others wthin a department

    Cons

    politics and isolation between departments

    Advice to Management

    work on a trust and team building activities


  2. "Great learning experience working with some of the sharpest minds"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programme Manager II in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Programme Manager II in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers with depth in knowledge and technical smartness
    Broad set of opportunities to work across multiple verticals in the software industry
    Good pay packages and very employee friendly perks
    Very good work-life balance policies which are actually put to practice

    Cons

    Most release cycles are so slow that it takes very long to feel a real sense of achievement
    Slow growth path & low visibility of smart people
    Difficult to contribute beyond your area of influence even if you can and want to
    Low focus on true technology innovation and more focus on "releases"

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if you could figure out ways to identify & nurture the pool of talent that is available in IC contributors at or below "senior" levels. Also it would be great if you could encourage "incubation" in a more active & honest way (beyond "MS Ideas" or whatever that is called now). It might be meaningful to look at smaller companies for inspiration in this particular area - specially you might want to look at the Trilogy University program and adopt it as a more regular activity spread across the lifetime of an employee at Microsoft.

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