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"Great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Stable, great people, great technology

Cons

Very process driven and less creative.

Advice to Management

Empower the ICs

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work, for what it is."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very customer-oriented in terms of feature prioritization. Smart, level-headed coworkers. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Big company, lots of organizational churn, and sideways talk about vision. Also legacy code.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, culture focused on corporate gamesmanship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, bonuses, opportunity for upward mobility.
    Wide variety of opportunities.

    Cons

    Projects are run in such a way as to discourage innovation and exploration. More time spent planning and justifying than doing. Use agile terminology when the environment combines agile and waterfall in a way that robs each of the things that are positive about them. No empowerment to adapt the process to the team and project.

    Advice to Management

    Tolerate more ambiguity to allow more innovation. Forcing teams to spend so much time telling you what they're going to do, by when, months in advance is discouraging risk-taking and innovation.

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