Microsoft - Rich company with big ambition - but the complexity of the company gets in it's way | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

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

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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

  1. "Microsoft is a best place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple personalized cafeterias, free equipment, office with a door, awards, smaller org setting within a huge company, work-life balance, higher pay, benefits, stock options

    Cons

    Curve review system for FTE that forces managers to give high performing members of their org a bottom score. Mandatory attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the review system so everyone has a scorecard that is evaluated once per quarter then the stack rank at the end of the year per level will have metrics and be founded on a more concrete structure.


  2. "One of the best places to work. I am sorry I left"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Education in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Online Education in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, the brain power, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, some teams are harder to get onto, just keep bugging them.

There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or