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"Good place to work"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great Benefits and compensation, brand name recognition, cutting edge products that make an impact, internal options, highly visible in any industry they play in

Cons

Matrixed org, decisions made my committee, internal mobility not as easily achieved as sales pitch, many cooks in the kitch

Advice to Management

time to reinvigorate empowering people to make decisions, need to re-evaluate aspects of the "matrix", show real dedicate to keeping top employees through internal mobility

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work if you find the right team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Pays is good.
    If you stay long enough you can get your own office.
    Can work with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Quality of management can vary from team to team.
    Don’t expect to use many non-microsoft tech.

    Advice to Management

    Ship more products faster. Get rid of the dead weight.


  2. 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"

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