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"A good place to learn about a big company"

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Current Employee - RDAA in Taipei (Taiwan)
Current Employee - RDAA in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

Pros

a well-structured company, as a part-time student working there, employers are patient to teach you stuff as long as one wants to learn

Cons

too well structure and hierarchy, couldn't feel the passion about creativity or its own products

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great benefits and cool products, but not so great management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's exciting to be able to work on products that impact literally millions of people especially on products as recognizable as those produced by Microsoft. Who doesn't know Microsoft: Windows, Outlook, Skype, you name it. The benefits here are also very competitive and compete with the top in the software industry.

    Cons

    Lower management is not so great. The best managers likely get promoted very quickly. There is if you can't beat'em then join them mentality as managers tend to promote those that have followed them around. Sometimes new ideas are not as welcomed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage and entrust your employees to come up with great ideas.


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    "Excellent place to work to grow not only business but also your self."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will be working in a high speed and world-class business environment, so you will be able to have a chance to grow yourself that helps building your career.

    Cons

    it is a huge company so sometimes making decision seems too late because they tend to wait until everything is ready.

    Advice to Management

    It will be nice if management thinks more about end-to-end customer experience (from before-purchase, using product, to customer-support). Because of the size of the company, each division is focusing on their business area only, and divisions sometimes dis-connected.


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