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"Exciting time to be at Microsoft"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Microsoft as an intern

Pros

Was in Beijing office. Great place to be, great people, lots going on. Very exciting and important time for MS in China.

Cons

Large company - like any large company can take a while to get things done. Time difference w/ headquarters compounds that.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Interesting and challenging 7 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Good compensation

    Cons

    Too much politics. Not very good intra group collaboration


  2. "Microsoft, good software. Services (MCS) is a disaster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, helpful co-workers, great software

    Cons

    Management is a mess.. Politics and "review positioning" are the primary drivers. Actual production is secondary

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your review model, and the culture you are creating. The review model requires managers to give 20% of their staff an unsatisfactory rating, regardless of their actual production. This does nothing more than create an adversarial culture within the teams, and does not encourage collaboration or teamwork. I have personally seen 20+ rock stars leave the company because of this draconian model.
    The services organization is a complete mess. The management team has no vision, and knows nothing about leadership. There is complete confusion about partners and how/if to work with them, and there is complete confusion on if MCS wants to be a systems integrator or not.

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