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"Great company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Superb management. Good cafes. Great culture.

Cons

Rapid, awful outsourcing now to lower skilled countries without the technical ability. I worry about future products due to the poorer software engineering quality. Looking for work elsewhere as result.

Advice to Management

Stop offshoring to lower quality engineering centers. Invest in team USA where the best universities and educational institutions in the world train good workers.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An evolving company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits okay but eroding slowly, stayfit benefit giving you $800yr for spending on health equipment and fitness. free water/sodas, comfortable work environment, depending on role the dress is casual, global presence and opportunities, the people are great and passionate, latest and greatest software

    Cons

    Culture has shifted significantly to more scorecard, metrics focus. People are secondary to goals, review process and standards keep changing yoy, stock price stuck in the mud, Longevity becomes a liability, ability to play politics is becoming a more necessary skill.

    Advice to Management

    Read your values and honor them. Current behavior forced by targeting specific level bands and adjusting distributions forcing people in to undeserved ratings is visible to all. Steve Balmer is responsible for Kevin Turner and KT is the driver of our declining culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "half empty or half full"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays well, cool tech, great people to work with

    Cons

    over worked, high stress, poor review process,

    Advice to Management

    let the engineers drive the business more and get out of the way.

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