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"Place to Shine, Place to Crash and Burn"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Brilliant people, amazing energy and focus on excellence at every level. Vision and mission transmitted reasonably clearly. Fairly non hierarchical (compared to other companies) this is not always appreciated. People have amazing heart and passion - a close family. Great products, and a work environment that encourages and stimulates individual excellence and creates opportunities to make an incredible difference in the world.

Cons

Pressure to succeed super high. Work life balance difficult - you are always on. Cross group collaboration often challenging. Hard to move up and secure promotion. In my opinion, 'Senior managers' (director and above) were too focused 'managing up' and not developing and investing time in their own teams

Advice to Management

Ask people who have been with the company more than 15 years to leave their jobs and join a think tank of creators and inventors. Let new blood in - too many people (some at very senior levels) are staying on for the wrong reasons.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "it is great!"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    i loved the pay for my time.

    Cons

    i hate the hours i worked.

    Advice to Management

    idk.


  2. "Best company I have ever worked for in my 20 years of engineering career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SW Engineers are rock stars!
    State of the art
    Many internal opportunities
    Growth and training

    Cons

    Legacy techs in some teams

    Advice to Management

    Implement!


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