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"Great work culture, team spirit and agility"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Development Lead in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Development Lead in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Many small companies within one Microsoft
Work done here has Impact to Billions
Agility, Innovation, Independence and team spirit are key within Microsoft.

Cons

Too Big, it can pros for employee looking for alternative work.
Some groups has too many vendors

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of political agendas being served across multiple businesses"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary, good benefits, smart people

    Cons

    no check and balance for horrible managers
    MS Poll results largely ignored
    lots of power grabbing amongst individuals trying to make a name for themselves

    Advice to Management

    if someone consistently gets horrible managerial feedback, get them out of management, or get them training to become better. Pay attention to the attrition rate, and take the time to talk to people who are disatisfied to see if there is a common theme taking place.


  2. "Great People & Benefits...Questionable Middle Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    forerunner in creating great benefits, healthcare, 401(k), ESPP..even gave us $800/year for gym membership or exercise equipment. The people there were also great (if you like a-type personalities). Was the first company I've worked for where I genuinely liked going out to lunches, trips, and events with my fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    they really force you to drink their kool-aid. I also hated having to attend annual/semi-annual irrelevant events. Middle management was very questionable--many focused too much on numbers instead of bringing out the best in their direct reports. Claim to support diversity but still a very male, white or asian company.

    Advice to Management

    Create & support more programs that truly value young talent and diverse. Select managers based on people management capabilities not just ability to drive numbers.

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