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"the Best"

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Much better than the outside perception"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Moving to a different department is like moving to a different company w/o losing your benefits
    The Redmond campus is beautiful. Even after many years working there I'm still in awe
    Newest hardware and software always available
    Great benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Some of the partner level employees have been in their role for too long. They should retire or start something new. I talked to one recently and asked why he's not retired yet. His answer was that he likes to manage people and be in charge.
    Some teams are mired in red tape and score cards (mainly Kevin Turner's org).

    Advice to Management

    Clean up partner level band, send 25% to retirement (they all can afford it).


  2. "Learned a lot, but feedback process was capricious"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company which means you have a lot of support to get things done

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the changing landscape of open source, and internal tactics prevent good collaboration/teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    You have done a good job getting rid of stack ranking, now make it a good company by fostering an environment of teamwork.

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