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"Great Experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The people and the intelligence that surrounds you. The new software that you release effects billions of people worldwide.

Cons

Not many, management is a pain in the ass

Advice to Management

Hire smarter people

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Losing our passion to bureaucracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - International Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A job that appeals to "A-types". Beginning to look at competitive salary compensation now. Lots of different jobs to try out once you are in. Free soft drinks!

    Cons

    MS is becoming stagnant and promotions are becoming more and more difficult as each year passes particularly in the core groups like Windows and Office. If you are not an overachiever, prepare to be quickly filtered out. Work life balance is becoming an increasing problem as consolidation of resources continues at an alarming rate. MS had a medical plan that was top in the PNW up to 2012 but thanks to "Obamacare", has joined the "meh" category.

    Advice to Management

    Stacked ranking is an old system for keeping friends in their jobs, not promoting the real performers.


  2. "Collaborative environment for years, no longer true"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources and compensation. Great work environment if you are highly competitive in nature.

    Cons

    Everyone seems to be on their own now. Hard to find anyone to mentor you or help because you are competing against everyone else. True collaboration is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, genuinely value teamwork over individual success.


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