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"Rich company with big ambition - but the complexity of the company gets in it's way"

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Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

smart people, lots of resources, global ambition, some very good foundational systems

Cons

the complexity of the model driving software and services means people spend so much time in their own realm there is little colloboration

Advice to Management

allow free thinking - and encourage folks to move across boundaries

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Job satisfaction and security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and good pay. Several different product teams to choose from. Option to move around different groups within company every 12-18 months.

    Cons

    Not very easy to switch groups. Often required to do a full interview loop when switching teams even if its within the same product group.

    Advice to Management

    Need to compete with other tech companies that are snatching away talent from Microsoft by offering higher salaries.


  2. "Stable - No Nonsense JOB"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Smart People in General
    Focus on Delivery
    Great Execution
    Very High Impact

    Cons

    Slow Growth
    Too Many Middle Managers and Complex Political Environment

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a exit strategy for old timers who do not have motivation and skills anymore.


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