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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. "Great people, extremely competetive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of brilliant people around
    Lots of problems to work on
    Wide array of technogies
    The management is generally good and fair in assessing people in performance reviews. I like the review and evalutation system at the company and the focus on getting things done.

    Cons

    The competetion hampers some information flow. An attitude for getting things done and strong interpersonal skills are as important for growth as technical skills. This can be viewed either as a pro or a con depending on who you are.


  2. "Enriching by observing what to do and what not to do"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with bright pPeople
    Technology availability
    Benefits

    Cons

    Too political
    Some higher managers not properly qualified

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking after their own careers and more about their people and projects

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