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"Great normally"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

Pros

Normally a great place to work, IF you have a good group

Cons

IF your group is one of the ones that is in trouble everything will suffer, career, work life balance, salary, bonus.
It can be a hyper political place as well

Advice to Management

Keep up the new focus, lighten the politics and do the right thing for the employees and the customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "The wind is at our backs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Sourcer
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Sourcer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Amazingly smart and passionate people who now realize we're no longer in the drivers seat but must work smart/hard to delight customers and excite employees. Great compensation/benefits, attention paid to work/life balance and now we have a leader that "gets it."

    Cons

    Very Washington/Redmond-centric; we definitely need to open positions up for remote employees globally. Though the old culture is slowly giving way to a faster, more agile approach to delivering great products, the remnants of our former culture still remain. We have to get rid of the things that bogged us down and put us in silos and embrace the change that Satya speaks about, fully.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Satya at the forefront of the company, not just externally but internally. His energy, his desire for the right kind of change and his vision for new products/technology needs to be felt/heard as much as possible.


  2. "Once great, now declining"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Includes a stay fit program, you get $800 to spend every year on health activities
    Global company enables to build relationships around the world
    Good salary

    Cons

    Culture is changing from creative go get it to what does my boss think
    If you are outside of Redmond and your team is there, it is hard to evolve in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Too many re-orgs affect career development, too many managers, poor manager-employee relationship when you are remote.

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