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"Great company to work for."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Licensing Executive in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Licensing Executive in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Adapting to change
Takes competition seriously
Work-Life Balance
Good long term strategy
Getting ready for the next generation of technology (Devices + Services)

Cons

Slow reacting to external changes
Sometimes, politics play a key role in career development (not what you know, but who you know)
Still a little egocentric

Advice to Management

Keep watching competitors closely and don't forget that they are improving too.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and nice working environment

    Cons

    Still working on Legacy products. Lacks Innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Should have more transparency


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    "Left Microsoft after 12 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learnt a lot from Microsoft over my 12 years at the company, a lot of which was about working with some great people and being able to work around the Microsoft system.

    Cons

    Microsoft as a company has lost its way and continually reverts to excuses and playing the victim as to why it is not a market leader anymore. This is a slide that won't be addressed until there is a major change in senior leadership and intensive work on the culture. The recent reorg is just moving deck chairs...

    Advice to Management

    The last quarterly report is yet another indicator the board needs to act, remove Ballmer and his FOS, and bring in new blood and thinking. The slide will continue until this happens.

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