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"Overall, a very good experience at the company over 14 years."

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Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Tons of opportunities to work with some of the brightest minds. Great place to move between various functions depending on your appetite.

Cons

Company was not customer focused most of my tenure. It is slowly changing now which is great. Performance review system pitted employees against each other; however, that system is being canned this year. Will see what transpires as a result.

Advice to Management

Most senior management has been recently put in place with new CEO. Need to drive for customer success and scenario-based solutions.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Working Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.
    Stable and a lot of smart people

    Cons

    Can be very political in some groups.
    Company is slowly falling behind.

    Advice to Management

    Shed the mid management and hire more good top executives from outside.


  2. "Fantastic place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a company that takes care of its employees. Great work-life balance and benefits, and you work with motivated, intelligent coworkers. The campus makes life really convenient - lots of great little perks like having a doctor, eye doctor and a hair stylist on campus, as well as a lot of food options. Work hours tend to be really flexible - you can work from home if needed, or take time in the middle of the day for an appointment; as long as you get your work done, management tends to be flexible.

    Cons

    One of the tough things about being such a large company is that communication and ownership of products/processes can be difficult across different teams. Also, depending on what group you're in, promotions can take a little longer here than at other companies.

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