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"Good Compensation, Crappy Leadership"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Complicated"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    professinal envronment is good, people are smart

    Cons

    the competetion is very strong


  2. "still a great company but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cash cow
    driving impacts is recognized and rewarded

    Cons

    sr. leadership
    company strategy
    many ideas, but cannot get big things through well

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