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"Great place to build a career"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Microsoft is full of smart, passionate people who want to make a difference. People generally strive to do their best and work hard, which means a lot to me since I care deeply about my work and love being surrounded by people who feel likewise.
The company supports movement and stretch opportunities and if you work hard you can really make a great career and make a difference.

Cons

Workload is pretty high and it can be tough at times to maintain balance, but I don't know that it's any different for any other top global company, especially in this economy.
Decision making is hard to figure out sometimes - at what level is a decision being made, who owns it and is it mandatory once made.

Advice to Management

Great product line up and love the focus on the cloud.... we really need to become awesome at collaboration and decision making across businesses to make it happen.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "tough place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, large organization with good prospects to move around.

    Cons

    People are treated as a means to an end (ie., disposable, piece of machinery). Upper management have few or no morals, business is solely judged on the results, so breaking contracts and other "ethics" are common.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life.


  2. "Good place to work, but plateauing in terms of career growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, lots of opportunities
    Ability to switch between jobs
    Great training programs
    Smart and hard working people around you

    Cons

    Too big and beaurocratic
    Many levels to decision makers
    Stock price is too stable to make a difference
    Work life balance is unfair on some teams

    Advice to Management

    Push decision making downstream
    Adopt emerging technologies and business models faster
    Increase agility and reward such behavior
    Be committed to increasing stock value

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