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"A decent place to work for"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

stable job; nice coworkers; many different products to work on; good benefits

Cons

review system really sucks. frequent re-org could hurt your career growth.

Advice to Management

needs better technical vision; change pm/dev/test model

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great Company to work for. Respectful Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people with strong personalities all around you. Great work like balance depending on which division you are in. The Management wants to invest in you and your career. Your contributions are appreciated. Very open and transparent. As long as you are respectful, constructive and specific with your feedback- even criticism can be welcomed. Can get competitive, but not cut throat- which is great. Great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    As with all big companies, things can get too political. Gaining visibility sometimes becomes more important than actually doing the work. This doesn't mean its a bad thing- it just means that you have to be really careful about how you communicate and really choose your words.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage great work by allowing people to be creative.


  2. "Was a fun and great company to work for . . . but not anymore."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Model Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Model Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still, lots of great people work there. Good products but always trying to catch up to the competition in most areas.

    Cons

    No decision making, bureaucracy at its best. People are not incentivized to work together.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 4 layers of senior management who only slow all decisions and frustrate valuable employees.

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