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

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    • 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...

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