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"Great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Awesome environment cannot ask for more.. Lot of I house learning and training oppertunities. Greats inhouse events. Love the people and the environment

Cons

Not any honestly. I spent 5 years in this location. Had some great colleagues to work with and some nice training oppertunities.

Advice to Management

Keep it up

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Mushroom management philosophy (keep it dark, spread lots of manure, cut off any heads that stick up)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people - hardworking, motivated, enthusiastic
    Interesting projects - challenging problems encountered in the day-to-day
    Community involvement - Day of Caring, corp match donations of time or money

    Cons

    Canabalistic culture - dog eat dog
    Performance reviews - pointless and demoralizing
    Management fears change - doesn't want to hear about new technology or interesting innovation in the marketplace marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Management interviews and hires from all around the world and then forces the newhires into the same molds and processes put in use in 1975.


  2. "Great talent but too political"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with many talented people. Receive competitive pay and benefits. In theory, there are many opportunities for growth and career advancement, and the company has the potential to do massively awesome things.

    Cons

    Suffers from being so large and bureaucratic. The goal setting and leveling process can incentivize a lot of counter-productive work and internal conflict. It's hard to judge the value actually being contributed by an employee, so there's a lot of posturing. Missed the boat, at least for now, on mobile and ad tech.

    Advice to Management

    Find a fantastic new CEO. Try more decentralization (like Skype). Not everything has to be communicated via PowerPoint slides.

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