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"Pretty great company to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Redmond, WA
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Political Climate and Performance System inhibits innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great software and products with some innovation behind closed doors

    Cons

    Politics across teams, lack of sharing information to be effective, performance system leaves 60% of the company frustrated which impacts productivity, difficult to be agile in your role.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, recognize performance, share information, trash performance tool


  2. "Smart people, ability to make a real difference"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to work on real, cool and important technology that is used by millions of people across the world. Intelligent, helpful and hard-working people. The changing industry landscape is spurring more innovation and new opportunities. The work culture is stable and welcoming, people are expected to have meaningful lives outside of work. :-)

    Cons

    Adapting to change isn't always easy (reorgs can be confusing to navigate), there's often an underlying tension about performance reviews, and we have quite a bit of room to grow when it comes to collaborating across organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage divisions to collaborate to build great customer experiences, continue to encourage taking risks and trying new things. Keep up the great benefits! The new health center on campus is awesome.


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