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"Microsoft is a pretty pleasant place for work"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good balance between work and life, and have flexible work time. In general, it is not busy and good for people who want to work in IT but not keep highly busy.

Cons

Too many meetings that do not make much sense. The performance reviewing system is disgusting. There is too much politics in teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "This is a great company but has shaky leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    You will have opportunities to work on a lot of great technologies and products that are in Microsoft's portfolio.

    Cons

    Microsoft is constantly putting its employees through re-orgs. This causes a lot of unnecessary turmoil and churn. There is an overall lack of vision by Microsoft's leadership and consequently they are trying to get into every technology area. This has caused Microsoft to be less successful than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    We need a visionary leader.


  2. "Bogged down with politics from the unnecessarily deep org structure, inflating due to the broken career growth path"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good health care (however it's not as good as it was a few years ago)
    -Lots of opportunity to try something new without leaving the company

    Cons

    -Too much political crap
    -The company has been failing for the last few years due to poor decisions, execution, and agility

    Advice to Management

    If you want to know what's wrong, look in the mirror. Do something drastic and do it now.

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