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"Great pay/benefits, work atmosphere, but poor work/life balance"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great salary/benefits. Flexible hours. Professional work atmosphere but people are still friendly. Smart people to work with.

Cons

Too much competition internally. Work-life balance was't great - hours can be very long. Product innovation is slowing down.

Advice to Management

Focus on product innovation and improve work-life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Depends on the team you are in..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good breadth of technology to work on, good ecosystem of employees, projects and in general diversity to learn from.

    Depending upon the team, the work is either exhilarating or a little nebulous (too much in the future without a good business model)

    Cons

    - A lot of Microsoft teams need to clearly explain their business model to their employees. A lot of projects have this we willdo something and then figure out the business model.

    - Sometimes there are too many ppl on a project, in general we can do with lesser people and take more risks

    - The number of processes could be cut down to bring in more agility.

    Advice to Management

    - Dont be scared to take major big bets
    - Be more innovative and push forward the clarity in the business very well
    - Be paranoid even for the healthy and multi billion dollar products and push forward.


  2. "Excellent Internship experience!"

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    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Culture is open, friendly. Complete ownership of project!

    Cons

    little lost in the beginning!

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