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"Aboslutely fantastic! Responsiblities and recognition is amazing at this company."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. worldwide impact
2. one actually owns a huge chunk and can work independently. managers are there to guide but not spoon feed.
3. Excellent benefits (will, until 2013 i.e.)
4. recognition and benefits from 3rd parties in/around Redmond area
5. superb campus and facilities

Cons

1. does not treat non-MSFT experience with parity. Experienced folks will get frustrated very soon.
2. compensation is lower than rest of companies in the area.
3. Avg. work/life balance could be better.
4. Review system needs to be re-worked. Promotions are often not given due to "promotion budgets". Demotivates high achievers

Advice to Management

need to be consistent with levels within the company. It often does lead to friction and demotivation. And no more lingering layoffs, please! Totally creats a havoc on everyone's morale.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "I am satisfied with ROI"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people set of people

    Cons

    Some old timers are complacent

    Advice to Management

    Innovate and market the innovation better


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic, toxic environment. Backstabbing individuals that are not that great at their jobs."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to exciting projects and some great clients. Can be fun to be part of a large organization that is well-known.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people that have been employed there for years and are not good at their jobs. The company does not think about the long term impact of decisions that it makes and each fiscal year, each team has to shift their energy to satisfy what is on Ballmer's agenda. This leads to dissatisfied partners and clients and wasted time and money by teams that have spent a year building up a program just to have it all thrown away. Just think what MS could do if they had a vision and stuck to it. Overall - an extremely toxic environment with unethical people that will do what ever they need to in order to move up in the organization and get recognition.

    Advice to Management

    You have created an environment that breeds negativity. Your employees are clawing and scratching at eachother to get ahead. You promote dumb people into positions they have no business being in. You need to get back to the core of Microsoft and try to be innovative - you have done nothing "amazing" in a long time. Wake Up!


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