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"Excellent work place"

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

Pros

Working at Microsoft gave me a pretty good experience that you could get a chance to work with one of the brightest people.

Cons

Some business owners that I know doesn't know much of what they are doing, they are simply doing what they were told to do any never try to drive the overall growth of the company

Advice to Management

I think this reflect to my cons of working at Microsoft, I don't think everyone is so bright as you think and a lot of people are simply sitting on their ass and collecting salary. I think a business person needs to know a bit more about the technical side, as same as the enginneering team may want to know a bit more on the business side.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "A Great Place To Work"

    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

    Excellent salary.
    Excellent benefits.
    Flexible hours.
    Very interesting work.
    Get to work with tons of other smart, talented people.
    Fun.

    Cons

    Hours can be long.
    Stock price isn't moving at all.
    Products aren't as innovative as they used to be.
    Slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.
    Get rid of the dead-weight employees and only hire top recruits.
    Continue to innovate to overtake Apple.


  2. "Good environment but politics ruining honest rewards and promotion"

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

    Pros

    Results-oriented culture, plenty of resources to get things done, people are helpful. Reasonable focus on learning and employee development. Generally get the right computer equipment to be productive.

    Cons

    Keep making the same stupid mistakes as a company, and those who make the mistakes keep getting rewarded and promoted until they really mess things up big. Then they are dismissed only to start the whole cycle over again. This feels like insanity!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer satisfaction (quality, key needs met, compelling product updates regularly) and they will happily buy your products. Keep employees happy (work-life balance respected, end death marches, give them honest career feedback and advancement opportunities, reward the people who do good work not the people who create their own crisis then solve it) and they will continue to work hard for you.


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