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"Microsoft is a great place to work, but it's a very, very big company."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
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Pros

For all the bad raps Microsoft gets, it still changes the world. There are few places where the things you work on have a bigger impact. On top of that, great pay, benefits and working conditions.

Cons

The company is very large, and navigating the organization is complicated.

Also, the company faces some serious competitive and strategic challenges to its core businesses.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "I love working for Microsoft."

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is an amazing place and provides the opportunity to work with amazing people. The company's strategy for the future is strong and has the cash behind it to fail in some areas and still recover. I really enjoy working here.

    Cons

    Hard to think of specific cons because I'm in a position I love and have amazing work life balance. One possible con would be that the diversity of the technology areas that Microsoft touches makes it difficult to stay up to date on things so I can keep my customer informed of all that is going on.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for now is to give as much notice as possible for leadership change. Robbie Bach and Ray Ozzie's departure in the past few months were a shock and it would be good to know as soon as possible about upcoming SLT changes.


  2. "Microsoft is perfect for a resume builder..."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are ok
    Benefits were at one time great, but they are getting cut each year
    2 of the best managers that I have had in my career have been at Microsoft
    The products Microsoft creates are incredible

    Cons

    The bad managers I have had are really bad
    Senior management changes direction frequently and not all senior management is on the same page
    Reorgs are constant so growing your career can be very difficult
    Work/Life balance is little more than a frequent conversation but not realistic to the workload

    Advice to Management

    Unhappy teams and people spotlight a leadership problem. When this unhappiness turns into attrition, take a serious look.

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