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"Great company and will get better with new CEO"

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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

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    "Okay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed. dont need to work hard

    Cons

    No direction. Bad management. Friends of Friends promotion culture

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the layers of management. Dont reduce the people who do the work but reduce number of Directors, sr directors, GM, VP's


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    "Awesome challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great impact - all the work I do impacts people across the world in fundamental ways

    Very challenging problems. The software we write runs across so many different systems and supports so many people, the problems abound. It is very rewarding to tackle those

    Great breadth of challenges. You can work in a variety of areas, from OS to databases to UI to web services all within the same company. It's easy to grow your capabilities

    Redmond WA is a very nice place to live

    Cons

    Some people don't handle change very well making hard for the overall organization to react quickly to change

    We don't invest enough in our internal engineering processes, making some of the day to day work a bit harder than it should

    Advice to Management

    The New CEO is taking very good first steps


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