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"Great people, but company stuck in the past..."

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Smart people, large impact, global experience.

Cons

Windows, windows, windows...all rotates around the Windows platform vs. innovating and leading the market.

Advice to Management

Bag the horrible review model (MSFT doesn't hire 2, 3, 4 and 5 rating employees so folks hate the label) and free up innovation to compete with Windows.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with great employees"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Huge company with broad range of products and services - You will find something in MSFT that you are passionate about
    -Employees are treated well, fairness and equality in workplace, lots of perks
    -There are a lot of bright people here that you can learn from.

    Cons

    -Stack ranking: Forced curves
    -bureaucracy: sometimes you have to work your way to avoid bureaucracy
    -internal politics: personal achievement sometimes becomes more important than customer needs

    Advice to Management

    -Be more visionary


  2. "experience was great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits
    lot of smart people around you
    free drinks! lots of activity all the time

    Cons

    location isnt really great unless its the summer
    too many processes that prevent one from being agile in some teams
    certain departments within are very focused while others lack direction

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop thinking in archaic terms and technologies, especially senior management. it hinders creativity of young individuals in a lot of ways


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