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"just a sweat shop these days - there's no fun around the place any longer"

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Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

if you're prepared to work like a dog you can definitely go places. there's plenty of flexibiity on hours too but you need to be disciplined.

Cons

work-life balance is almost non existent and it feels as if the organisation is purely scorecard driven now - nothing else matters apart from metrics

Advice to Management

place less emphasis on the scorecard and listen more to the feedback from employees who actually care about the state of the organisation.

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  1. "Good company if you can find the right fit."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like all big companies there are great places within the company to work and really bad ones. If you're looking for a job at Microsoft do as much research as you can about the specific group, whether they are growing, the management and whether you believe in their product direction.

    Cons

    Microsoft has it's own unique way of doing things. It takes a while to learn how to get things done there. The review system is annoying and in my opinion really doesn't do much to drive great performance and really just leads to dissatisfaction with reviews.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Vanity Fair was correct"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * great benefits
    * work with smart people
    * interesting projects

    Cons

    * work with smart people :p
    * politics, politics, politics.
    * some groups at MS are better than others for exciting projects

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