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"Fantastic Employer"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great environment. Extremely smart people.

Cons

Management can be a bit slow to change.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An odd mix of exhilarating, exciting, and intriguing experiences peppered with frustration by politics and bloated egos."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of interesting products to work on, lots of opportunity for real impact, plenty of smart people who fuel innovation.

    Cons

    Too big for its own good, opportunity for impact stifled by bureaucracy and politics, for every smart person... there are plenty of bullheaded, egotistical managers who think they've got it all figured out.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused on what Microsoft really is about and align your teams so they're not all undermining each other.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "a great place to be a consultant but wouldn't want to be an FTE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning environment with opportunities in many different areas

    Cons

    Need to be able to hit the ground running and work with a lot of egos. Considering that everyone is fairly well paid, there are morale issues nearly everywhere and collaboration is not encouraged because of the review model.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration by changing the review system! Work to decrease competition among divisions (would greatly increase the "bring to market" time for new products) and encourage innovation. Right now, everyone is scared to make big suggestions for fear of failure and how it will impact their review.

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