Microsoft - Great company to work for - (10 1/2 years). Lots of smart people. Company has lost its sense of direction though. | Glassdoor
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"Great company to work for - (10 1/2 years). Lots of smart people. Company has lost its sense of direction though."

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

smart people, benefits, work-life balance

Cons

terrible mid-management layer, obsolete employee performance model, a lumbering giant that has lost its ability innovate

Advice to Management

do some house cleaning at the GPM and Director level, get rid of Ballmer, take chances in order to spark innovation

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  1. "Great place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits cover not just yourself but the whole family

    Cons

    Getting promotions is quite slow


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    "Good company with opportunities but crippling culture and cut throat performance system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At this branch office: pay is great relative to peer companies in the area; employees are very intelligent; and site is driven by strong engineering-focused management team.

    Overall, great place to launch a career, but move out quickly or you will find your industry relevant skills diminish.

    Cons

    At this branch office: very limited opportunities, highly cut throat competition, and insanely poor work\life balance. Jobs are limited to only 1 team at this office.

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