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"Good tech company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
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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!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company, strong balance sheet, starting to turn the corner in the Consumer space"

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    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, breadth of products and services, financial stability

    Cons

    Hard to get things done, "not invented here mentality," lack of customer focus

    Advice to Management

    Stop being constrained by the 1990's and Windows. The technology sector is evolving at a rapid rate and the company is still trying to tie everything to Windows


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Between The Lines"

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    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to just about everything digital. Opportunities for global business experience. Smart co-workers. Great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Don't waste time trying to innovate or collaborate here. Bad for mid-career transition, high risk you will be leveled down, crammed into a pigeonhole, your expertise ignored (unless you're an engineer or Program Manager maybe) and get mired in a stifling review system. On the other hand, if you can find a way to go home at 5:00 every day and play with your kids and don't mind constant senseless reorgs, the benefits are great.

    Advice to Management

    Break up company. Recognize that no one else thinks you're as great as you do any more.

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