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"Great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. The intellectual energy of the employees- very smart people
2. Always a challenge
3. Great resources and tools to get the job done
4. Superb benefits
5. Bill Gates is next to God

Cons

Can be nasty if you get into the wrong group. Some groups practice tribal warfare
Too demanding of your time- can become your life
To many Type AAAA personalties
Can be a tad too serious

Advice to Management

Need to shake off the old mentality of warring tribal groups and a winner. Too much energy and resources are being burnt.
Get people to work together.
Break up cutting edge units into semi-independent units and lavish them with R&D and $$ to market products quickly.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "A good expereince but not a long term career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At Microsoft you get exposure to lots of different management approaches and challenges.

    Cons

    Every year programs are changed, everything is thrown out in preference to re0creating the wheel. Building long term relationships with customers and partners is challenging and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cut and streamline.


  2. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Reasons to work:

    * Challenging and interesting work.
    * Very capable teammates and dev leads; lots of opportunities to learn and grow
    * Relaxed work environment; set your own hours, get free drinks and coffee, wear whatever you want. It doesn't sound like much, but it helps make the work environment a lot less stressful.
    * Tech Talks and Courses you can take to learn more about programming

    Cons

    Food isn't as good. There are cafeterias serving food, but they could definitely be serving better quality or more variety.

    Advice to Management

    better food!

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