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"used to be a better place"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Technology and competitive drive of the company

Cons

Politics and the lack of promotion

Advice to Management

Listen to employees, watch market , work better with strategic partners. Acquire companies that will bring back growth and new incentives

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    "Great place to be an engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is an outstanding company to take your engineering skills to the next level. The company has a strong history of hiring competent engineers who are capable of delivering challenging products and services. I have personally gained a significant insight into the Software Development Cycle, product development, and have had an increasing number of opportunities to play a major role at the company. Aspiring employees should learn how to communicate critical feedback and leverage others strengths to help deliver better products for the team.

    Cons

    Microsoft can also be a challenging company to work for. There are high expectations associated with each employee and that they are a supportive and effective team player. It is very common for individuals to work late nights and weekends close to the end of ship cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing to promote from within will help keep morale up and help existing employees see a path for them to climb.


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    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can choose to have a great work life balance; great place to work for people who are sick of moving around and are looking for a convinient , comfortable life style.

    Cons

    - Stagnant
    - Work place politics
    - Incompetent , unimaginative leadership.
    - Customer comes last, boss comes first.
    - Low hiring bar for top management
    - Steve Ballmer alomg with his team of marketers and salesmen.
    - No passion for technology
    - Performance comes last in product development. Feature creep done for empire building

    Advice to Management

    Fire Ballmer; get a techie to lead the company.
    Your boss might determine your pay but our customers pays for all of us.


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