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"Great place to learn the basics"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

A place where for the most part you only deal with smart and competent people. It's a place where we measure twice and then cut once.

Cons

Very heavy machinery when it comes to process - it's very hard to "just do it". Most work translates to cross team work which adds layers of complexity in terms of people. As a developer it's hard to balance the creative way of approaching software versus the analytical "figure out everything before we do anything".

Advice to Management

It's not really an option at Microsoft to just go fix things in other products - the only thing you can do is open a bug and hope that the other team will deal with it. Management should encourage, empower and reward people that cross product boundaries.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Proceed with Caution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits
    Very knowledgeable and talented people

    Cons

    Very political environment. Advancement not based on what you know or can contribute but on who you know.
    The environment inside the company is dog-eat-dog. For each person who gets a "good" performance review, an equal number of people must recieve a "bad" performance review. This leads to cutthroat internal competition, a lack of empathy or friendship in the office, and generally an unfriendly environment.
    High turnover- "burn and turn" philosphy

    Advice to Management

    Revamp performance review.
    Change your culture before it is too later


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to relax when you want to get settled in life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary
    good work culture
    less work pressure
    great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    less ownership
    fewer opportunities to innovate
    more or less flat learning curve


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