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"Pretty great company to work for"

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Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Big company with lots of different things going on. Lots of smart people working on so many cutting edge areas, it can be very exciting. Windows 8 seems promissing, so does Win Phone 8. Xbox & Kinnect are awesome. Very interesting to see how O365 will grow from here - should be a big success...

Cons

Individual smaller team cultures are diminishing a bit as everything in the company is ending up under Office or Windows and being more tightly integrated. This is compounded by elimination of business owners in favor of the 'functional model.'

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company but you need to create your own career"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and love the work

    Cons

    Lots of politics and a maturing company means there's not as much opportunity to advance


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Leaving Microsoft is the best decision I ever made."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With so much money in the bank it will be a good place to pass time until a better opportunity arises.

    Cons

    A once great company destroyed by internal politics, mean-spirited, incompetent management and an overall toxic culture. What you can do and deliver has no bearing on success, rather how good you are at sucking up to your leadership and keeping your mouth shut determines your future.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how many good people are leaving and ask yourself why? When the economy picks up this exodus will turn into a flood.

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