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"Microsoft is a great company."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Has lots of passionate employees
Is willing to innovate on lots of fronts to change people's life
Open culture in which you can bring up anything to discuss
Great giving campaign

Cons

Too much infighting and ownership (territory) claiming
Poor execution
Poor vision on high level (especially related to online)

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Was exciting, then dull, still is I believe."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career development was the best.

    Cons

    Internal focus predominated people's thoughts.

    Advice to Management

    As if they'd listen to me!


  2. "Great place to learn about all things software."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Access to hundreds of thousands of technical experts in every area of technology. If you have a passion for learning, this is the place to start your career.

    Cons

    Deep culture of arrogance stifles company wide innovation. Typical dysfunctional attitudes include: "We don't own that technology? It's evil." "I can build that better than that other team's implementation." "Look at me, I am here 23 hours a day! I'm so busy!... doing nothing useful."

    Advice to Management

    Advice to lower management: Require time be set aside on a weekly basis for creative innovation projects. Have a weekly meeting where your team demonstrates new ideas. Provide positive reinforcement for good ideas.

    Advice to upper management: Provide a performance budget to GMs. Allow GMs to make the math work for the review cycle.

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