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  1. "Great working place"

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    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I'm born in the generation that looks up to my current employer

    Cons

    can't think of any as of the moment

    Microsoft2018-09-12
  1. "Excellent design driven organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company won design award from AIGA. It has become very design driven in certain organizations. The company has shipped innovative products and kept on improving them, which is hard to see in tech industry nowadays. The company has solid business model that makes it a cash cow not relying on selling user data. In general the company image is ethical and Bill Gates and Satya are cool considered to be cool public figures...

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    Cons

    The products of today are solid revenue stream and there are futuristic products such as HoloLens but there are less in between innovations that could bridge the two categories of products at this point. Some organizations suffer from politics in the leadership team. Good news is that they get removed if they really mess up.

    Microsoft2019-07-14
  2. Helpful (1523)

    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. ...

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    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out"...

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    Advice to Management

    I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening... 1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities. 2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting...

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    Microsoft2013-01-29

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