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"Creative, innovative environment that still as potential"

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

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

Pros

Smart people and great name brand company. It is hard to deny the fact that Microsoft hires the best of the best. Changing tides are still yet to determine what MS environment will be like under Satya but indicators look good.

Cons

It's not as stable as it use to be - years ago, you know if you worked hard you didn't have to worry about getting laid off. I didn't get laid off but just the threat of it created a very stressful work environment. Rating system really makes doesn't seem fair for a company that makes billions of dollars.

Advice to Management

Don't layoff all your legacy resources because history can still teach the future....

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Strong team environment with very large room for growth and promotions."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pressure for commission sales. It's run by a team based effort with members of the sales force helping and education the customers on new and upcoming products.

    Cons

    Retail market tends to limit the schedule flexibility that you would expect especially if you are working at school or have a second job at the moment. The hours start off early and end very late in the day as well.


  2. "excellent company to work for"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Challenging and exciting problems to work on
    2. cutting edge technology platform to work with and learn
    3. generous package in terms of salary and health benefit
    4. bellevue or redmond is generally is good place to live in terms of community education level and nature and affordability

    Cons

    1. too many people there, competition is intensive.
    2. sometimes bureaucratic. need a lot of communication to push things forward
    3. not much sunshine except for the summer in Seattle area

    Advice to Management

    time for a change into a more agile, nimble and innovative culture

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