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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.

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    "A great company to work for..."

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    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great access to mentors, coaching, training, talented people. There is a fair and equitable bonus structure and access to benefits across the board.

    Cons

    Politics and opinions can hurt you on occasion, they do sometime let poor management make poor decisions and support the managers over the teams. Like any office, politics are there. Even if people know you do great work, if one person has a poor opinion you can sometimes be shunned unexpectedly.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded that people don't always see eye to eye but that doesn't mean insubordination or the inability to be managed or trained. When someone gets top marks for performance and has a great track record, examing the one blip compared to the whole picture would be welcomed, as it may be just a conflict of personalities. A lot of good people are painted with the wrong brush based on opinion and not facts.


  2. "me fill lots of happiness"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Chandigarh (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Chandigarh (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    me like microsoft sine my childhood

    Cons

    from the very begning me fell very ensecure here

    Advice to Management

    all is going well no comment plz

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