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"Great Place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Microsoft is a fabulous place to work. Management is very empowering. Work life balance is terrific and the compensation is very competitive in the industry.

Cons

The overall size of the company is the only downside of working for Microsoft. Sometimes feel like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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

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    • 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.


  2. "Awesome work and people, but tons of politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people to work with. Challenging work and projects.

    Cons

    Politics and "checking the box" on unimportant things and processes overshadowed the actual work to be done. Review process focused too much on politics rather than actual accomplishments

    Advice to Management

    The "new" review model still incorporates stack ranking even though it is hidden from employees. Focus on accomplishments of the people as opposed to those that play the political game.

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