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"Middle management ennui"

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Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

- incredible benefits
- large pool of internal jobs/opportunities to choose from
- easy to move from group to group, as long as you're self-directed
- more attuned and accommodating to your family needs

Cons

- growing inertia to make tough management decisions. creates a culture of protection and not screwing up instead of seeking new opportunities
- little regard or reward for people skills, building a cohesive team
- always on-call with work and emails

Advice to Management

Over the past decade, Microsoft has often stated a commitment to building and training management within their ranks. While there are ample opportunities to improve your technical and functional skills, there continues to be an abyss on fostering, building, and valuing people management skills at the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Cares about it's employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    On the edge of technology, challenging work , smart people to work with

    Cons

    Stocks not growing , quality of people dropping , not clear focus of direction

    Advice to Management

    clarity in direction and focus needed.


  2. "Love working at Microsoft!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!

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