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"Good place for the right people"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Ridiculous resources and willingness to tackle any problem.

Cons

Process often is more important than substance.

Advice to Management

Flatten org chart! Way too much bureaucracy!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Company that is broken from the top to the bottom"

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Non inspiring managment,company gets lost in micromanagement, spends millions of dollars in internal events that do nothing at all, strategy is wrong and does not get true feedback from lower level employees, partners, and even worse, consumers...

    Advice to Management

    Steve B. strategy for "Devices and Services"is completly wrong. The company continues on being blind folded and avoids placing the user "in the center" of the equation...The vast mayority of the world do not have access to Information technologies...and the are designing devices (i.e. Surface) that 5 billion people around the world can not afford. It is a very egocentric and narrow vision, focused only in profiting management (not even shareholders given historic stock price). Also got my attention how Glassdoor reviews change from Redmond to rest of the world...evidently Redmond guys had benefits that Microsoft International does not provide...have you Redmond guys been in the field? Try it before rating your work-life balance as "OK". Progressing carreer? Have you been outside the US in Asia or Latin America? Does your boss inspire you to take over his work? Do you know that hiring 1 extra head requires at least 3 approvals even if a very senior manager is opening the job posting? Never seen such a bureucratic company as this one, removing power from C level Executives and focusing operational decsions only to a few, that are evidently very far away of th reality of what is happening.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biggest collection of Type A, driven, very smart people

    Cons

    Company continually fails to innovate.

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