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"all resources needed to grow"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A lot of smart people
Lots of resources
Challenging work environment that will push you to be better every day

Cons

Hard to align priorities across teams
There are a lot of middle management that is worried about not losing face with their bosses rather than building great products.

Advice to Management

Do 10 things right and delight customers, stop trying to do everything.
Raise the quality bar, customers want better products

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Love working at Microsoft!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with great people is amazingly creative! You get pushed and you do your best because of it! If you don't like being pushed to work hard, achieve and work as a team to do amazing things, don't work here!

    Cons

    The hours are incredibly long, stressful, and if you aren't in the top 50% or so you will get pushed out after a couple of years. There is some back stabbing so you have to watch out for that!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "All depends on the team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment
    Good work/life balance
    Smart co-workers
    Lots of opportunities to learn new tech
    The benefit is excellent

    Cons

    Some teams are totally in a mess after a transition of focus to online service - quite a lot of the managers still don't understand what to do in the service world
    There are a lot of miscommunication and duplicate work which is a waste of resource
    The new review system is stupid


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