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"Takes good care of employees; can be stogy and bureaucratic"

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Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

great benefits; excellent pay
lots of different kinds of projects
many smart people
flexible work arrangements
global worksites
excellent facilities

Cons

almost always a follower in the market
slow to move
management is not incentivized to make things work well across the whole product portfolio
stock is only good for the dividend
maddening bureaucracies abound

Advice to Management

Emphasize flawless experiences across the whole product portfolio.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Contracting at Microsoft"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redmond, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being on a contract allows to avoid all corporate BS and concentrate on solving real work problems without worring about your review scores.

    Cons

    Management churn; top management has no interest in learing and understanding daily problems of their employees; unjustified overtime; people here rarely question management decisions and never say 'no'.


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    "Great company, lots of room to move, but heavy on politics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms of salary and benefits. Amazing people who can make your job fun and energizing.

    Cons

    Politics stifles innovation. Dissent is still politically loaded, and depending on your group, career suicide. Culture of silence around bad managers means there are many bad ones, more than you'd expect, at a large, productive company. Some of the folks who've been around a long time, and are very senior in the company, need to be moved around, or out.

    Advice to Management

    The cons include my advice to management.

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