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"Great company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - MBA Internship Programmer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Former Employee - MBA Internship Programmer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- compensation and benefits are excellent
- people are usually very bright
- internal processes are very well organized
- excellent flexibility framework that gives employee a freedom to choose where to work from, when to come and leave work. All that matters are hitting your KPIs
- very comfortable place to be

Cons

- separation on regular employees and contractors - this feels very wrong
- very aggressive sales targets
- the company is rather hierarchical - it takes forever to make something change
- because company is so organized, something one feels like there is no way to change something that goes wrong, it also leaves you with the feelings that there is little space for creativity
- you have to use Microsoft products, ownership of Iphone is not encouraged for example

Advice to Management

Involve more employees in the process of collecting feedback about customers

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Falling into pieces"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Evangelist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Evangelist in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Still has a few smart and honest people
    Good offices and benefits
    Access to technology
    Work and life balance

    Cons

    Leadership does not accept criticism
    Catastrophic product lineup: windows phone, windows 8, office 2013
    Technocracy culture upper management
    Corrupt ranking/reward system

    Advice to Management

    I really wonder how nobody noticed how LUCKY the officers of Microsoft sell out their stock when it hits a temporary high. That is incredible! And Mr Kevin Turner loves the company so much that he is one of the biggest sellers!!!


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Respectful of ideas, flexible schedule as long as you get your work done

    Cons

    traffic in all directions makes commuting tiresome, projects sometimes get canceled after you've put a lot of effort into them

    Advice to Management

    Allow more personalized compensation and work style arrangements to increase motivation and retention

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