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"Great people to work with, not for."

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Former Employee - Architect in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Architect in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people, generally speaking. Good benefits beyond salary. A name people recognize - although not as cool as it used to be.

Cons

Low end of market salary. Work/life balance issues. Absolutely stupid rating/review system. They let, if not encourage many good employees to leave.

Advice to Management

Balmer is finally going - although in retrospective - the fiscal performance of Microsoft has been impressive. It has major cultural/HR issues and they have lost sight of what is important - developers and staff that aren't completely self promoting/self interested.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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    Cons

    The complex process of argumentation slow down the program execution


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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People from diverse background.
    Technically Savvy
    Good Career opportunities

    Cons

    No room for innovation
    Very Hierarchical
    Lack of autonomy in local Subsidiary


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