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"Great place to learn & grow, excellent benefits"

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

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

Pros

A wide range of technology area to learn; Cloud, Operating systems, SW Development tool etc
Ability move within the company from one technology area to another
Competive Salary and benefits

Cons

Management risk averse and slow in making decision
Lacks competetive edge and hunger compared to a startup company

Advice to Management

Foster and support small startup business with in each Division to enrich current and future portfolio. Not just incubation but actuall SW & Services businesses. Avoid throwing away ideas that may look like small money today.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company with lack luster leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, good work life balance and ok pay

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and sluggish. Lots of politics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable, but can be boring."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits.
    Large variety of things to work on in the company, but it is hard to get onto the (very few) teams work on new/exciting projects.
    In some groups it is easy to get lazy if you need to for a while.

    Cons

    Nearly all your work will involve lots of legacy code.
    Things move at a very slow pace -- the down time between projects can really drag on.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up.
    Not everything should be Windows or Office related.
    Developers spend far too little of their time coding.

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