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"Microsoft"

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

Pros

Very good employer in terms of overall compensation package and creature comforts (office space, food services, etc.)

Cons

Very political and beaucratic. Personal careers and objectives are placed above customer and business decisions. Re-organizations happen so frequently it is disruptive to get things accomplished.

Advice to Management

Figure out a way to take the politics out. It's like working in Washington DC most days.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here. It's not the only game in town."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits. Work with amazingly talented and smart people.

    Cons

    Microsoft is over 30 years old. It's had it's day in the sun and it is now a sinking ship. Read some reviews on the stock and you'll understand why. The politics here are unbearable. In-fighting between teams and groups keeps innovation down and limits the companies ability to produce any real great products. We are loosing fast to Android and the CEO seems to be totally out of his mind. Reviews are a joke. I've seen amazingly smart, talented people in the time I've been here let go "because someone has to fail." Having a good review and thus a raise, bonus or even the ability to keep your job is highly dependent on how good your manager can argue on your behalf to upper management and even then it's a numbers game with some ridiculous calculation that ensure that 10% of the population will loose their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Bring in a fresh faced CEO that actually knows something about the tech industry and where things are headed. Stop the in-fighting! It's ruining the company. Review the review process. It is utterly ridiculous.


  2. "Working at Msft"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Range of products you can work on are endless
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Can get lost in bueracracy
    Too slow to adapt to changing competition

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive about going into new areas and improving exisitng products, else the company will be stuck in trying to catch up

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