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"Falling into pieces"

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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!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Big company with lots of diversity."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big oportunities, working on new tehnologies with big clients.

    Cons

    There are oportunities inside this big company, but sometimes you are not encouraged to follow them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what matters.


  2. "A great place to work, but it can burn you out..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is full of the smartest people you are going to meet. Some of the pros for me were:

    You get to work with very cool technology
    Everyone knows who you work for and what they do
    You are treated like an adult; little micromanagement in my experience
    The campus atmosphere is amazing
    Many jobs are on the profit side of the ledger, so you are not a cost to be minimized
    They realize that the grey matter of their employees is their most valuable asset, and work hard to protect those assets
    Moving around inside the company is not only tolerated, but encouraged
    Software discounts are pretty sweet
    Free goodies from Xbox
    DirectAccess

    Cons

    There are some negatives, such as:

    Work/life balance can suffer if you don't manage it well
    Stack ranking process can pit team member against team member at review time
    Commitments can be tough to hit, given the strong focus on everything else
    Promotions can be difficult, especially at certain levels

    Advice to Management

    Either Steve Ballmer is a complete idiot that should have been fired ages ago or he is a genius and one of the best CEOs ever. Sure, the stock hasn't gone up a lot in a while, but Microsoft is so diversified over so many areas, perhaps the company is set up for long term stability and growth rather than the typical boom and bust associated with the software industry. I guess the next few years should be telling...

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