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"Nice place to hatch eggs"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salary and Benefits and and and....

Cons

You could get away with murder if you know how to suck up to management. Technical expertise is something they think they know but how far behind the employees really are they would know only if they left the company and joined any other gig or were kicked out

Advice to Management

Fire yourself!!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Very Good...but has areas to improve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of products and technologies to work on
    Seen and used by millions of customers
    Lots of career advancement opportunities
    Lots of smart people to work with...very few idiots you run into

    Cons

    Benefits are getting cut
    Salaries aren't moving
    Morale budgets cut
    Not as fun of a place to work as it used to be

    Advice to Management

    Make employees the number one resource...pay em more, give em more perks...make them want to work harder and longer.


  2. "Leveling off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on products that are used by hundreds of millions of people.
    Enough product diversity that you can work on a wide variety of projects.
    Still many smart people.
    Best research lab in the world.

    Cons

    Political
    Favors fast follower strategy over innovation
    Flat stock price for 7 years, no chance of making money at lower levels, which causes focus on promotions rather than focus on custmers and product success.
    Nepotism at high levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO.
    Carly Fiorina was fired from HP for making one big mistake. What is Steve Ballmer still doing there? Operating systems (Vista),entertainment (Zune, Media Center), mobile (WM 6, Kin, tablet?), internet (MSN). Microsoft also has terrible (yet over-powered) people in marketing despite (or because of) Ballmer's background in marketing.

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