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"Microsoft"

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Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Micrososft has great benefits, reasonable pay and high quality people. It's diversified line of products and offerings makes it fairly easy to shift technology or business focus without changing employers.
The company really bends over backwards to ensure good working conditions and an atmosphere of respect. Career advancement is strongly based on merit.

Cons

In general, the company is suffering from a lack of strong senior leadership and vision. Established divisisions such as Office tend to be highly conservative and bureaucratic while divisions such as Online Services tend to be basket cases of shifting directions and priorities. Cross-divisional politics and a Microsoft tendency towards designing complex and grandiose systems tends to sabotage many promising cross-company initiatives.

Advice to Management

Pick some opportunities that play to Microsoft's strengths, keep the goals realistic and form organizational units focused on executing against them. Microsoft has tremedous assests in terms of people, money, technology and market position. It's just a matter of using them.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's the best place to make great impact while you improve your core competencies, expand your network"

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

    Pros

    Career development, ability to make great impact, work & life balance, diversified products

    Cons

    - Compensation is not comparable to successful start-ups
    - No support for small projects
    - Some groups are not as great as others

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of business strategy


  2. "a mixed blessing"

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

    Pros

    You work with great people. Some of the smartest in the industry

    Cons

    Depending on your group, you may not have a work life balance. Some groups work like they are still start ups. Funnyly enough these groups are the oldest in the company.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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