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"Smart People"

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Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Some of the most motivated, highly skilled IT people you will ever meet...with a true passion bordering on religion.

Cons

The old saying "if you've got 15 minutes, Microsoft will take it..." absolutely applies. You will be challenged to maintain work/life balance, but if you love winning, the work piece may consume you.

Advice to Management

Glad to see the Stack Ranking is gone...advise management to quickly dispose of all vestiges of that culture...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great learning environment where you get to push yourself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mentors
    variety of work
    make an impact - affect lots of customers

    Cons

    bureaucratic
    the annual reviews are not transparent - there is a fair bit of politics that happens here
    lot of work is done just to gain 'visibility' and not because it is the best thing to do either for the business or the customers
    Steve ballmer is not an inspiring leader but he is on the way out. I hope that who ever replaces him is from the software industry and has a technical background.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the annual review system and make it less political


  2. "Excellent mix of technology innovation, oppurtunities for professional growth and work-life balance."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of technology problems to tackle and address. Excellent work-life balance. Variety of options for professional growth.

    Cons

    You may not always experience an agility of a startup/small-company.

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