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"MSFT Xbox"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work life balance, decent pay, fun products

Cons

lots of org issues; bloated with lots of redundancies

Advice to Management

streamline. Look at how Amazon structures their orgs. Lean and mean.

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    "an investment in your future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work with some brilliant people
    people see it on your resume and think you know all
    FANTASTIC health and benefits packages
    great development opportunities, you learn valuable skills in day to day work
    "Working at microsoft is like highly paid grad school"

    Cons

    very demanding of employee time, often not respectful of work/life balance
    "reorgs" are a routine and often pointless or net-loss game of management musical chairs
    can be difficult to navigate within such a huge organization


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    "Inbred leadership accepting of evil"

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and great benefits with access to amazingly knowledgeable people.
    Great facilities, college campus like setting.

    Cons

    You have to pay the devil to work there. Evil stack ranking. Narcissistic leaders with little to no ethics are far to easy to find. Retribution is practiced regularly. Simply the most political corporate environment I have ever worked in with the lowest regard for ethics.

    Advice to Management

    If a leader has no ethics, take them out of leadership.
    Oh,and get rid of Ballmer. What a disaster.


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