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"A big company without great ideas"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

A lot of technology and productive environment

Cons

Hypocrite people that doesnt really believe in product, which they are working on.

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    "Biggest gap between values and real-life behavior."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Moscow (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of knowledge, flexible hours, office, some processes are really good

    Cons

    The key problem is that the company lost true leaders and the existing ones have been wildly praising their own importance by over-exaggerating anything that may sound nice. This cultivated truly ego-centric behavior (was there before, but not that dramatic!!), completely misaligned with original values that focused on teamwork and actual achievements. Biggest priority became is how you report, make an excellent selling story and present to the management without sound criticism and deep insights. Showing off and influencing others for bad decisions became the core competence. Anything or anyone who moves to get this bubble transparent and facts-measured is obstructed and often destroyed at early stage. Amazing sensitivity and aggression for changing marketing agencies also had a bad smell. In a nutshell, big investment in HR branding, real disappointment in doing real job.

    Advice to Management

    Make it real or go home.


  2. "Great place to learn the basics"

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    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.

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