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"Great company and will get better with new CEO"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Ability to impact to millions of customers
- Good work life balance
- Great HR and focus on employee satisfaction
- Awesome immigration processes
- Philanthropy is encouraged and the best employee giving program on the planet

Cons

- Big company challenges of innovating at speed
- Lots of silos and code duplication so each team reinvents the wheel
- Hard to fire people, so even the non-performers with ppl with personal agendas stay for a long time

Advice to Management

- Need to start thinking like a start up

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits... bad HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a lot of smart people
    Good products
    Good exposure to technology that is used by millions

    Cons

    Very type A and self absorbed organization
    Stack ranking in HR is really a de-motivator
    Products developed are still not designed with the end user in mind - they cater to the Engineers that develop the products, SI. Admins, IT staff ...not the end user

    Advice to Management

    Add more diversity of personality types not just nationalities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Steady but slowly changing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, well balanced work life.

    Cons

    Lost 10 years and more under not so well directed management.

    Advice to Management

    Contribution Margins isn't the best measure of success.

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