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"It was great for the first 20 years."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good salary, amazing benefits and really smart, empowered people.

Cons

Long hours and extremely high expectations.
Over the years it has become increasingly corporate and less like the adventurous, fun place to work. Too many internal politics make the stress not worth the shrinking benefits and lagging salary.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to cover your butts so much that you turn it into an internal warzone and report generating hell.
What happened to innovation and getting cool things done?

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    "Less good than seems to be, but maybe because the Managers on Site where I worked for were weak."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company provides good benefits

    Cons

    When some problem are related, the Management of Microsof ignores.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be more sincere, commited and they have to follow the Company culture, what doesn't happen.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just like other big companies in India"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse product portfolio which brings opportunities to work on diverse domains. Good work is done by few teams in India. Rest all are back-office

    Cons

    Hierarchical org structure and the infamous stack ranking system

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to work for goals and vision rather than competing with each other.

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