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"It's still a great company"

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Employees are bright people who, by and large, really want to improve our products and our public perception.

Cons

Employees are very competitive employees, but not always competitive in a way that accrues to the company or its products.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work with great people but be prepared to endure absurd bureaucracy and internally wasted time."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are stellar and you can advance if you play the politics based on your management chain's rules.

    Cons

    Way too much focus on internally-facing activities that don't benefit customers, increase revenue or help you beat competitors


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people unfortunately under weak leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - If you don't know what you like to work on, Microsoft is a great company to explore various technology domains from operating systems to mobile advertising. Tremendous flexibility in switching between the teams
    - Awesome pay, benefits and work life balance
    - Relatively flexible company policy to switch disciplines, from test engineer to develop, from program manager to product marketer

    Cons

    - Not for people who like fast pace and dynamic work environment. Too many processes, too many decision makers, too many layers of talkative managers
    - Depending on the organization, might be very political and territorial
    - In my opinion, too many people with no clear contribution to the company. Too many folks roaming, cruising and has settled
    - Weak leadership from middle managers to higher up. Wrong people in wrong places that slows innovation down


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