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"Getting better"

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

Pros

Lots of career opportunity
Excellent benefits
Opportunity to have high impact
Horizontal moves to other groups
Not too sunny

Cons

Managing to the matrix
Slow to respond
Too many people
Not always focused
Tension between software and platforms
Poor performers tolerated

Advice to Management

Overhaul HR, improve recruiting, be less fearful of litigation, exploit all platforms, be less risk adverse, release more frequently, consolidate products, standup more mobile dev partners.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. ""Good place to learn""

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

    Pros

    Exposure to the latest technologies.
    Good training opportunites.
    Good work life balance & flexibility.
    Lots of opportunites to learn and grow both technically and professionally.

    Cons

    Review process is not exactly encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    No comments.


  2. "anon review"

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

    Pros

    1) My immediate management was top notch, with regards to transparency on job performance as as well as feature work
    2) Tremendous Benefits
    3) Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    1) Some groups still ship once in years, and the feature may get canceled
    2) Not sure what senior management is ever upto - strategy changes every 6 months - lack of accountability on part of senior management
    3) Not much scope for innovation

    Advice to Management

    Be more accountable towards your mistakes and focus on reducing them, rather then having to change strategy (causing massive reorgs) every few months

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