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"Great employer, but not a high-flying market leader"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits, reasonable working hours, plenty of career growth opportunities.

Cons

Corporate culture dominated by lifetime employees and often has no bearing on reality.

Advice to Management

Keep up the drastic change to become a cloud player. This will also change the corporate culture and put us back in a fighting position rather than a complacent market leader.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company, great benefit"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Very good benefit. And the company does reward smart, hard working people.

    Cons

    The review system has forced curve. The organization is matrixed, meaning you will only work on a small piece of the pie. However, considering the scope of the company, I think that is innevitable.

    Advice to Management

    The company has very structed management trainings, so most of the managers are ok. Leadership should focus more on strategy, so the stock price can be higher.


  2. "Getting better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Managers are self consumed and motivated to undermine the effort you put in. Lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and respect Engineers. Have good check on the managers because they abuse their power and get in the way of development.

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