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"An empowering and energizing experience"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Solution Sales Professional in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Solution Sales Professional in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Resources resources and more resources. It's amazing to work for a company that seems to have a great idea of what it does, why it does it, and has the information available to help team members execute successfully.

Cons

There's a tendency to not take charge (if you don't take ownership, you can't get blamed). And there's definitely a bit of a blame culture (which feeds the prior item).

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Get to know your team manager before joining a team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MSFT has smart people. These are tech fellows and researchers. Follow their ideas and inventions. MSFT has challenging problems awaiting smart people's solutions. Your product may affect millions of people's daily life.

    Cons

    MSFT has stupid people. These are resource managers and project managers. MSFT has stupid product policies. These are supressions of creative ideas and inventions that may compete with Windows, Office or IE. MSFT has stupid people policies. These are constrained mobility, annual reviews and caliberation -a total joke.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful when you join a MSFT team. Get to know your team manager - some of them are evil politicians.


  2. "Solid stable company that sometimes can't get out of its own way with lots of meetings and process."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    highly intelligent staff
    diverse businesses
    profitable
    global
    head quarters location is a nice place to live

    Cons

    meetings about meetings
    slow to react to opportunities
    corp process not applicable to every business
    work life balance can be challenging
    not sexy

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