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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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    "Know what you're getting into"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious goals, smart people, high standards.

    Cons

    Highly political, expect a reorg every 6-12 months, and always keep your resume updated in case you find yourself unexpectedly laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a long term plan rather than bright shiny objects and constant re-orgs.

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