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"Great company, too fat"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great experience, very talented people, very accomodating, wonderful compensation and benefits, high quality products

Cons

Very fat company; difficult to trim the fat.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Networking is Key"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communication Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communication Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Experience working with Fortune 500 Clients

    Cons

    Limited Work Life Balance - depends on your team/group
    Limited career opportunities outside of sales and technical careers
    Very political - need to network outside your group to get promotion/bonus
    Each team/business units has different set of priorities and goal so hard to partner

    Advice to Management

    Develop process to train new managers
    Communicate clear priorities and vision for the company


  2. "Great company before 2009, down hill from there."

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

    Pros

    Pre-2009, Microsoft had one of the best benefits packages in the industry.

    Cons

    Company went down hill along with the economy in 2009. Massive layoffs of talented people. Too much of bad designs, poor marketing schemes, ideology, and influence from lower paid management brought in to replace the lost talent after 2009.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your hiring strategy and take a look at the talent that was let go in 2009.

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