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"the Best"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Solution Specialist in New York, NY
Current Employee - Solution Specialist in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A lot of freedom to do your job

Cons

A big company, meaning sometimes things take long

Advice to Management

Make things easier to work internally

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Microsoft Tragedy 2014: The fall of a good but not preeminently good company because of flawed leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good compensation relative to hours worked (vs Amazon)
    - Ample team and company resources to enable people to execute
    - R&D develops innovative technology

    Cons

    - Weak leadership, executive infighting and jockeying
    - Risk adverse environment prevents bold risks and confident execution. R&D work is no good if you don't monetize it... and we didn't even develop Kinnect, so don't take credit for Prime Sense's work.
    - We have more in common with Blackberry and Barnes & Noble than our competitors.
    - All the smart people have or are leaving. Just look at the number of GMs applying to local SMB tech companies as we speak. (I am already planning my own route out after a decade!)

    Advice to Management

    See cons section. We know that as long as your cushy paychecks keep coming, you can continue to make decisions far from the dire reality currently facing the company but reality will hit soon. Please don't wait for Alan & his Ford lieutenants to save the day, be the face of change and start thinking macro, not micro.


  2. "Big company, tons of opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, great training resource. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Well structured means less flexibility, too much procedures sometimes, hard to switch teams. Skill sets are limited to MS internal

    Advice to Management

    More innovation


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