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"Great place to work at if you are oblivious to mistakes of upper management"

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good work (technically) and opportunity to work on cutting edge. Good work culture. Good Perks.

Cons

Bad management period. There is a reason the company is spiralling down. At middle levels, too much hierarchy to work effectively. Lack of innovation and a lack of charismatic leader, does not inspire cult following like Apple or Google.

Advice to Management

Cut down the bloat in middle management. Be the leaders you deserve to be, do not let infighting and politics take you down.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Wonderful place to work with great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent diversity of areas of interest - you can do anything you want to do
    Crazy awesome set of extra-curricular activities
    Great community

    Cons

    Caf regularly sucks
    Too much bureaucracy on occasion
    Getting stuff (books, licenses, etc.) can be a hassle for no good reason


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Compensation is OK

    Cons

    Stack Ranking
    There are people should never been hired
    Political
    Unnecessary Lots of PMs and Testers

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of stack ranking, keep the best fire the rest

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