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"Process Heavy but Amazing"

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Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits
Great breadth of projects
Great technical employees

Cons

Company has too many processes

Advice to Management

remove roadblocksl revamp review process

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great place to work - now you only go there if desperate."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free soda
    free coffee
    a few interesting / smart people still left
    paychecks still show up on time

    Cons

    Never-ending review process
    Often subjective and sometime arbitrary reviews that blindside people (I, unfortunately, gave a few of them myself and it was traumatic for them and me)
    The politics - not for the faint of heart, nor people who just want to do epic stuff
    Lord of the Flies atmosphere - it is miraculous that anything gets delivered with all the ,cya, backstabbing, posturing that goes on. Really, it is that bad.
    Steveb


  2. "Good pay, great benefits, and uniformly smart people."

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    Current Employee - Sales - Enterprise in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales - Enterprise in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparent pay system, excellent health benefits, and perks like matching volunteer hours with money form Microsoft. There is a great amount of internal mobility and ability to career change and develop new skills. The products are cool, and Microsoft Research and Product Groups are doing really cool stuff in some areas.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is sometimes stifling. Many groups are understaffed, and so schedules can be hectic. Career advancement outside of Redmond can be a bit more limited.

    Advice to Management

    Better engineer career tracks that allow for advancement of women and minorities, especially in technical roles. Limit bureaucracy in field sales roles. Invest more heavily on first line manager training to promote career planning, employee retention, and job effectiveness.

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