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"Good place to work"

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Plenty of teams so you'll always find one interesting enough to work for. Good work life balance.

Cons

Too much politics to deal with.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "Great company to work for but there is a lot of politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, good work life balance, good salary.

    Cons

    Performance feedback system is not fair.
    Lot of avg performers get promoted based on their affiliation with senior mgmt.
    It can take long time to realize a change in industry trends and shift gears in that direction.

    Advice to Management

    Change the performance review system.
    Use the huge cash pile to take risks into new markets.
    Fire execs who don't show results every year.


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