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"Smartest group of people you will ever meet..."

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

Pros

1. Benefits - excellent medical plan
2. Time off/vacation time
3. Good pay
4. It is possible to try out new things every 2/3 years

Cons

1. Too big and bureaucratic,
2. Most decisions are top down.
3. Way too many job levels, there
4. promotions are becoming harder to come by.

Advice to Management

Instead of jumping at everything senior management preaches, please learn to ask 'why'...
For top management - the ability to listen to new ideas and contradictory viewpoints is a skill that I wish our top management would learn...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Many years ago it was a great place to work but poor leadership and an exceedingly political culture have ruined it."

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

    Pros

    - Microsoft's pay is adequate and the benefits are excellent.
    - There are many great individual contributors.
    - Once you've established a track record of success, it is relatively easy to move around the company to find new challenges.

    Cons

    - Exceedingly political
    - Not friendly to people who are not hard-wired to 'play the game' in order to climb the corporate ladder
    - Very poor leadership culture (highlighted by terrible senior leaders)
    - Never more than on re-org away from working for a poor manager


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Huge potential but tough to realize"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great porducts, smart people, lots of resources, great learning opportunities, amazing benefits, global impact

    Cons

    Difficult culture, tough to change the way things are done, flawed review process, to much nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer benefits and marketing, make reviews and promotions more equitable

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