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"Once an innovative workplace, now just another sad enterprise with mediocre managers and no leaders."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Microsoft has great benefits, average pay scales and good campus amenities. There are good people that work there as individual contributors. There are a number of good telecommuting options.

Cons

Microsoft is no longer focused on innovation. They are focused on Microsoft. The company does not care about the employee. They do not care about the work performed, they care about the perception of the work the employee performs. Microsoft does not work to improve the employee, they work to shield Managers from negative polls and release any employee who they 'can' meaning with a low likelihood of being sued. The company has fostered a destructive and hampering stack ranking review system that does not acknowledge the contributions of a resource, but rather causes conflict and competitive actions amongst team members that should be working together instead of against each other...

Advice to Management

Stop placating to self absorbed ladder climbers who do so at the expense of others. Promote by value of the person, not value of the temporal circumstance. LEAD more, manage less.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Microsft is a confused company in marketing and sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing and Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing and Sales in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company treats employees well. Microsoft helps out seattle a lot with charity initiaitives and events. Corporate responsibility.

    Cons

    The company is confused. Direction(in marketing and sales) is rudderless, run by charlatans who have MBA degrees and little else. Executives have an image of their self worth but have little to back it up with.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, get rid of some upper management, maybe the CEO.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great internship in Microsoft Research Redmond for three months"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Internship in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seattle is a great place for outdoor activities.
    Lots of intern activities.
    My mentor is good, giving me tons of ideas to think about
    Salary is satisfying. ($7400 per month, car rent discount)

    Cons

    Company housing is a little bit expensive ($550 per month) and far away from workplace (15 min drive). Finding an apartment by yourself may be cheaper, if you know any friends living in Redmond.

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