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"Reasons to work at Microsoft"

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

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

Pros

My management chain really listens to my input and takes care of us.

Cons

People must contribute or leave

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tons of smart people, lots of collaboration"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of different businesses, ability to move around company and learn new spaces

    Cons

    People spend lots of time/energy thinking about reviews & comparing to others.


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    "MS Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary & Benefits
    Intelligent people
    Plenty of exciting projects
    Challenging
    Plenty of scope to grow
    Strong engineering culture
    Plenty of opportunities within the company
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Stack ranking
    Excessive politics
    Visibility over substance
    People tend to get stuck at middle levels
    Plenty of people frustrated about lack of collaboration and teamwork
    There is a sense that we are not as innovative as we could be
    Can be a bit bureaucratic at times
    Not enough women in engineering roles
    Risk taking is not rewarded
    Managers are not as strong as they could be

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of stack ranking. This will encourage collaboration and innovation and reduce the number of people who seek visibility rather than having an impact on the product. The current system tends to encourage employees to undermine each other because they know that someone else's success means my downfall. This also creates unnecessary stress and distracts from the actual work.


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