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"International Project Engineer"

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Current Employee - Intl Project Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Intl Project Engineer in Redmond, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

One of the best reasons to work at Microsoft is the health benfits package which is compelling in contrast to other corps.

Cons

One potential downside working at Microsoft can be the amount of red-tape politics, in conbination with carrot and stick management style

Advice to Management

Something that would really make a difference and perhaps re-invent Microsoft would be for it to Think Different, embrace change pro-activelly move beyond the typical catch up game and really lead the market.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "We all have choices"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong infrastructure support, still some good people.

    Cons

    I recently left the company, after over a decade, and wish that I had done it much sooner. There is far too much middle-management, all hoping to get their name in lights, and backstabbing others along the way.

    The management structure and the review system both strongly contribute to an inability to innovate, and be truly proud of making a difference in the industry.

    Strong benefits aside, there are much, much better places to spend your creative energy, and be equally recompensed. The company used to be known as "MICROSOFT", and now they are simply another company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to "management" is to reduce yourself...stop giving yourself top 10% reviews simply because you change project names mid-stream, and find a job that you can truly add value to the industry in.


  2. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many projects and smart people

    Cons

    Too many managers, too few doers

    Advice to Management

    Trim the management layer

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