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"A company that takes care of its employees. Every team/org is very different so YMMV."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent compensation and benefits
Ability to work flexibly/remotely
Review system provides a good framework for growing and improving
Lots of diverse job opportunities within the company itself

Cons

Teams can sometimes feel too large/bureaucratic

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Technical role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and enjoy the relationships built while working there

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, needs more innovation. I think completion from Google and apple have forced Microsoft to come up with fresh ideas and this will great going forward. However there is so much red tape, need to be more willing to take risks on innovative ideas in the consumer market place.

    Advice to Management

    Look to develop more talent in diverse settings


  2. "Many years of wonderful and terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a large and diverse company on the bleeding age of technology. Opportunities for learning, advancing in role, working in different types of business groups, and changing careers are abundant. Resources can be generous enough to support implementation of your big idea. A certain amount of risk-taking is encouraged. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Business groups are distinct subcultures, and not every subculture is right for everyone. Some groups thrive on teamwork; others a reward the most assertive individuals. You may find yourself in a role and organization that is a perfect fit one day, and then a management change or reorg can change everything overnight. Moving around the company you may find jobs you love and others you hate. Some managers will help you grow and support you in achieving your goals. Others will range from neutral to subversive. Choosing your manager well and knowing when to move on are critical skills for success.

    Advice to Management

    Manager training needs to be a greater focus, particularly in the soft skills (such as coaching). Poor management skills drives morale slumps. Managers should be trained and assessed prior to their first management position.

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