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"15 years of planning and strategy"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

there are great people to work with.
they give you good resources
there is decent pay incentives

Cons

Very competitive
A culture that you have to be seen...so have to be in the office
Not decision driven

Advice to Management

Your folks know what needs to be done. Let them go and do it.
Redo your bell curve to make sure to include cooperation and support.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Exciting products but boring company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a huge organization. Your experience would depend on which group you work for and your immediate manager. With risk of generalization, I'll try to describe certain common themes that run throughout the company.
    * Good Pay and benefits.
    * Employees are valued and taken care of.
    * Exciting opportunities available within the company if you get bored of current job. You can live you entire professional life changing teams and jobs to stay motivated or get promoted!
    * There are a lot of smart people work for this company. They have, arguably, the best talent pool in the industry.
    * You can maintain work/life balance. Although it is optional. Some people give it up to move up the career ladder like any other company. Staying mediocre is an option which may not be available at many other tech companies and especially not in startup.

    Cons

    * Firstly, On the day of joining you would feel lost.
    * Old company set in it's ways and hard to affect any changes.
    * "Not my job" mentality with little sense of ownership.
    * Little sense of continuous process improvement. Developer productivity is abysmal with broken tools and processes.
    * Fight for visibility to get promoted and move up the career ladder.
    * Lots of Engineers choose to remain mediocre because they are still getting promoted!

    If you want to get motivated to join or start your own startup, join Microsoft! Here you would see worst of malaise of large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing changes here so don't want to waste my words!


  2. "Great technology; lost cycles developing worthless muscles"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome tech. Really smart people. Global diversity. Culture is still based in innovation. As far as companies, in America go, this is one of the best.

    Cons

    Feels like congress sometimes. Politics and duplicative work assignments lead to gross inefficiencies. Growth here is not real, unless you feel like more responsibility at the same pay rate is professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in yourself as leaders. Grow leadership muscles. Rethink the fact that someone needs to leave MSFT and come back 6 months later; if they want to progress in their career. That is just silly.

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