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"Great HR, Benefits, People and Programs"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

People - most are smart, accessible and down-to-earth
Benefits & Environment - stable, comfortable, nurturing
Work-Life Balance - excellent
Programs - some excellent executive/education programs (including MACH for new grad hires)
Office - cafes, central commons, nice campus, beautiful greater Seattle scenery

Cons

Meetings & Hierarchy - as with many big companies, there can be a culture of too many meetings or needing buy-in for many people/groups, which slows down projects and product development (esp. unhelpful for tech)

Advice to Management

Help out any way you can to facilitate red tape/buy-in around projects for subordinates. Having to move slowly or navigate too much bureaucracy can hurt motivation/output of junior employees

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Demanding job but you get to work with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry"

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

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

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers; encouraged to innovate; good benefits, beautiful campus locations

    Cons

    They promote work-life balance but in words only. The employees who get recognized at all-hands meetings are those who worked 60 hour weeks and never took time off.

    Advice to Management

    Employees get burned out too soon when they have no life outside of work. If you are going to encourage work-life balance, you need to really mean it.


  2. "The experience working with Microsoft was awesome"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Passion, Energy, Purpose, Clarity, Impact

    Cons

    The place needs faster decision making and less Beauracracy

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the company

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