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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. Helpful (1)

    "Stable employer if you only want a Job"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands on latest software technologies

    Cons

    Very few opportunites for a progressive career outside of corporate location in Redmond. Excessive levels of management that are out of touch with the actual business. Reviews are mostly based on subjectivity and not objective metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees are no different that the company. We want to advance our opportunities and increase our revenue as well. When the company is able to do that the employees should realize similar results. Employee compensation expecations can no longer be met with increasing stock prices since for 10 years the stock has only traded sideways.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Don't be fooled. Microsoft was once a great place to work, but not any more."

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand Recognition.
    The Microsoft Campus (regardless of which one you wind up at) will be nice.
    There is a great deal of flexibility with regard to which 12 hours you wish to work each day.

    Cons

    Currently, Microsoft is so focused on cost cutting, you will have to deal with constantly eroding benefits.
    The culture there has become very elitist. Even the dumbest blockhead is convinced they must be brilliant or Microsoft wouldn't have hired them.
    There is a great deal of talk about "Work Life Balance", but it is just talk. There is constant pressure to work more, put in more hours, stay later, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Start asking yourself why so many of your best developers are leaving. Develop an imagination and try to do something new rather than constantly trying to develop something "just like" some other product that is turning out to be successful, but you didn't think of.


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