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"Pockets of good, pockets of evil"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Smartest people I've worked with anywhere
Great benefits
Interesting work

Cons

Poor management not managed out
Competing with peers doesn't lead to collaboration (this is changing)

Advice to Management

Take employees' manager feedback to heart -- promoting great individual contributors to management is not always the best option.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "One of the best technology companies on the planet"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft remains to be one of the best technology companies on the planet focusing on producing software. Company culture is revolving around people, customer, business, and technology. Priorities may be unbalanced in some teams, but in general they are right.

    Cons

    Some platform technologies produced by the company are loosing the world dominance, while still remain very capable. But this reflects on what transferable skills one can gain in the company.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Scale of work, salary, smart people

    Cons

    Big company, old corporate culture still lingers (but is going away fairly quickly!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work trimming the fat and focusing goals. Mobile-first, cloud-first baby!

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