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"Great talent but leadership and culture are road blocks"

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Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great Talent
Good Benefits
If you like technology, it is cutting edge
Pay is average but benefits makes up
Very driven work environment in you are a techy (development group/QA/etc)
Easy to switch roles and move to different team - lot of internal transfer/growth opportunity

Cons

Marketing and Business side is short term focused
Metrics are short term focused
Culture is highly political "What can you do for me today"
Up or Out HR policies does not allow people who are happy and good at what they are doing to keep doing that successfully
Lot of dead wood - specially in management
In-bred culture - silo view of the world

Advice to Management

Change the culture - get a new Chief Operating Officer who cares about technology and get a new Chief People Officer who care about the culture and how it impacts the company over the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Use to have great health insurance - Changed in 2013 to a major pay cut

    Cons

    Re-org will not fix the problems.
    Work life balance is no longer acceptable, work more

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to new blood


  2. "Learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great experience, I learned a lot

    Cons

    Yes men, no one wants to stand on their own

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the kids

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