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"Great Place to Work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Interesting and diverse cutting edge legal work, very collegial, smart clients, decent hours, stock options, beautiful campus and scenery, great local community.

Cons

Organization is pretty large and growing, and makes it harder to know everyone as well as in the past. Increasing competition from others also makes life a little more tense and challenging.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing; your employees are broadly behind the corporate strategy and leadership, and depend on your efforts to keep the company competitive.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding, but also concerned about the future of the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very smart people
    - Good salary, benefits, etc
    - The results of your work go practically everywhere (ok, it depends on the group you're in).
    - Job security, despite the recent rounds of layoffs.
    - Better work/life balance than let's say 10 years ago.

    Cons

    - Company lost its edge, missed several trains to competition, and what is frustrating to employees is that lots of ideas had been Microsoft's in the first place, but they had been botched during execution.
    - Lack of clear accountability.
    - Politics there is not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering good experiences rather than half backed "features"


  2. "Microsoft could be great again."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits,pay,travel,flexibility ( in the past)

    Cons

    Lack of support from managers. Odds of getting bad managers are high. Bad managers are promoted. Innovation has been squashed and I don't think it has any hopes of getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You hire them for their expertise and knowledge but then you do not reward them for thinking creatively. Stop the "who you know" is what gets you promoted syndrome.
    Go back to the days of being the best by getting rid of all of your "bad management " By getting rid of them I mean fire them do not promote them.

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