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"Great company to work for"

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Current Employee - Product Advisor in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Product Advisor in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, great product, great benefits.

Cons

Bureaucracy can get in the way of getting stuff done.

Advice to Management

Minimizing the bureaucracy will propel our progress.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great work experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. You can learn a lot and gain deep technical expertise.

    Cons

    Feels like a bit slow when releasing products compared to competitors. But, things are changing.


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    "A company that still has a ton of potential."

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move to different groups and work on a variety of businesses, organizations and products. Excellent benefits, until this year, and chance to get to know a lot of people. Because the organization moves the needle so often, if you don't like what you are working on or who you're working with - wait 5 minutes!

    Cons

    1. Engineering over indexed to Marketing
    2. Siloed groups that compete with one another, and
    3. Siloed individuals that compete with one another.

    1. One of the teams I was on had a terrific balance between engineering and marketing, however, lately engineers are considered marketers and wow does that not work. There really needs to be a balance between them, but with one central team with a key decision maker.

    2 and 3. There still exists the horrible core lack of cooperation, which will not change while the company insists on stack ranking (even though they swear it isnt') their employees. It just will not happen. The internal competition was something that existed from the early days and still manifests in a workforce that is solely focused on serving themselves, groups that see no value in working together but rather push their redundant product/service down the pipeline just 'because,' and thousands of individuals who are not well supervised, wasting money on initiatives that only meet their own specific committments.

    Advice to Management

    Two fold approach: start with people. end with people. I think you might find a lot of what you're so worried about would naturally work itself out.

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