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"Very political"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits
Well respected company
Great pay
Smart people
Flexible work schedule
Signing bonus
Relocation expenses covered
Industry leader
Software discount

Cons

Extremely political
Hierarchical - slow to get things done
Individualistic rather than team oriented
Competitive, backstabbing
Uncoordinated
Nepotism
Poor work life balance

Advice to Management

I do not really have any advice to leaders at Microsoft. Overall, I think it is a great company, if you fit in well with the culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse cutting edge legal work, very collegial, smart clients, decent hours, stock options, beautiful campus and scenery, great local community.

    Cons

    Organization is pretty large and growing, and makes it harder to know everyone as well as in the past. Increasing competition from others also makes life a little more tense and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing; your employees are broadly behind the corporate strategy and leadership, and depend on your efforts to keep the company competitive.


  2. "Microsoft could be great again."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits,pay,travel,flexibility ( in the past)

    Cons

    Lack of support from managers. Odds of getting bad managers are high. Bad managers are promoted. Innovation has been squashed and I don't think it has any hopes of getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You hire them for their expertise and knowledge but then you do not reward them for thinking creatively. Stop the "who you know" is what gets you promoted syndrome.
    Go back to the days of being the best by getting rid of all of your "bad management " By getting rid of them I mean fire them do not promote them.


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