Microsoft - Great company to develop your career | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

"Great company to develop your career"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Microsoft is a great place to learn a lot of things (mostly on your own) and create a huge professional network that will open several doors. Salary is good, benefits are great. Recent changes in employee performance assessment made it much better.

Cons

Sometimes, narrow minded view of the market from people that had only worked in Microsoft and have no idea how other companies work and how the "real" world is. Segmented groups and lot of competition between teams are currently being suppressed, but has a huge inertia.

Advice to Management

Bring high level execs from other industries / companies to work in pair with current (long term) leaders.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Working in a dynamic-fast paced environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Operations Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Service Operations Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn and keep you on your toes

    Cons

    review system really was bad - too many ways to show favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    be real!


  2. "Microsoft will go the way of newspapers in 10-15 years"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing portfolio of businesses and product that if actually stitched into a seamless ecosystem could truly benefit people's lives. Some smart people in pockets but not many of them great at politics so marginalized

    Cons

    Top heavy for sure - with people who mastered the old Microsoft - why take risks when heir is only downside. Sandbag and protect your $1+ million a year as a middle manager.. but this will be the death of Microsoft- these people don't take risks and spend too much time managing their careers instead of their customers needs. The rate of change is insufficient to catch web-born companies like GOOG & AMZN.. it's just a matter of time before the lights go out.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. You've got more people than you need for your Devices & Services mission.

There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or