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"Good company, smart people"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
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Pros

At microsoft, you have a chance to work with world-class engineers and large scale project, The company provides very comprehensive training and career development path.

Cons

As with any large companies, Microsoft is mature and less agile than many startup companies, this results in late response to market opportunities.

Advice to Management

Management has done a great job in company management, they can do a better job in pursing opportunities based on new market trends

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Employee Review"

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

    Pros

    Employment Benefits
    Technology and Infrastructure
    Global Fortune 500
    Career Advancement Opportunities
    Continued Education
    SharePoint Technologies
    Vision of Technology in the Enterprise and Workplace
    Social Computing Technologies
    Razor Sharp Management

    Cons

    Change of Management every 18 months
    Low work/life balance
    Poor Email culture/ettiquite
    Knowledgement Management Infrastructure
    Too many contractors
    Food/cafeteria, health club access should be free of charge to Microsoft Employees

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management rotation
    Encourage "giving back" to third world countries - employees want to help
    Increase work/life balance - start with more parental leave for parents with new/young children


  2. "Good tech company"

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is one of the companies in the leading edge of technology, so you get to try out the softwares internally before it is released out to public. Has great health benefits. Working environment is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a hard thing to maintain. It all depends on the team you are working in. But it is managable if you work it with your manager & team.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership team needs to focus on grabbing new market in the first place rather than follow another company once they have already taken the market. Good job with the Kinect!

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