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"gr8 place to work but too many poor middle managers without focus"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderabad (India)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderabad (India)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

great challenging work and high calibre smart co-workers. The work is great but often directionless . Often Big Bets are Off and realignments in organisations cause frustration among the employees who having worked on stuff for some time are not happy to see their work scrapped. All this because of poor communication from the middle managers to the ICs . As an organisation there is an excellent oppurtunity to learn tons of things and i would recommend it to every engineer/ p rogrammer as a very good place to work.Also benefits are good- Medical,Flex Time etc are great if you are having a family.

Cons

old boys network, bureaucratic when changes are concerned

Advice to Management

development of talent among the people should take precedence over the jargon and credit snatching you guys do amongst yourselves

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand name to have on the resume. Access to marketing globally. Best benefits in the industry. Offices in great places to live.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor. Career advancement is the good old boys network on steriods. Pooer strategic design, poor execution capability, ADD in general is the culture. If you can survive it, it can be ok - but stay too long and you're unemployable elsewhere. Too long at MSFT makes you culturally poluted.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with our customers, our partners and our employees - you could learn a lot from them if you'd pay attention.


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    "Microsoft is a great place to work until you work there"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft has great products that are unbeatable and will stay around for a very long time to come. Its people are really interesting to get to know and not just nerdy. On a personal level, I found almost everyone enthusiastic and friendly with a "can do" attitude. And I am proud to call those I know well my friends.

    Cons

    There is an over-aggressive culture that permiates through the business. The HQ culture is arrogant and does not understand how the rest of the world works ie: outside the West Coast. The subsidiaries are pure money-making operations with little empowerment to make decisions. The "on line at all times" mentality means that people never have a break from the business, so despite lots of talk about "work / life balance" it is work work work.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside to see how the real world works.

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