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"Great people, great opportunities, great impact."

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

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

Pros

The people generally are amazing and really care about making a difference.

Cons

Large company that is silo'd and getting things done across groups or divisions can be challenging and at times frustrating.

Advice to Management

Focus on great customer experience across product lines and eliminate the silos, competing, and culture of fear that exists in some groups.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable company, Wide range of technologies

    Cons

    Big company and lot of heirarchy


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    "Good Compensation, Crappy Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good (though degrading) benefits. Fair extras ( but also degrading bonus and stock compensation.) Good focus on internal training. Typical upsides related to a large corporation. Broad, varied, and at times, interesting product base.

    Cons

    Crappy and dated people management philosophy. The company is rotting from the head and is handling middle age poorly. If there is no Ballmer transition plan already in the works -- they are probably in long term trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Wall street and the professional market have declared their lack of faith in Ballmer's leadership for almost a decade. Internal polls have echoed much the same - especially at the Partner level - and tend to go unheeded. Microsoft is a different place then when it was the Billg oligarchy and needs to adapt or die. It's too big, and has too important a role yet to play to not repair itself.

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