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"Microsoft, a great place to work"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The people are simply amazing. The coworkers are friendly, helpful and easy-going. You will often see people helping each other out with issues and answering questions, even if it means taking time out of their schedule There is little office politics and one's hard work does not go unnoticed. There is a lot of fun events designed to keep employees in the loop about upcoming Microsoft developments and technologies. There are often technical demos and presentations.

Cons

The weather in the region is pretty gloomy. It is often cloudy. Also, there are not enough women in the workplace.

Advice to Management

Concentrate on interoperability and researching consumer needs.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Poor leadership. Too many layers of middle management."

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with great people. Microsoft takes good care of its employees.

    Cons

    Lack of executive vision and drive for efficient execution. Bloated middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Dont need too many people - rather focus on maintaining a smaller workforce of highly talented people. Focus on key markets and technologies, eliminate not-so-promising initiatives.


  2. "Still good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on technically challenging products with smart, motivated engineers. There very good, deep products, like Windows, Office, Exchange, SQL, Xbox, Search, to name a few. Rarely does a company give you chance to touch so many customers.

    Cons

    Too much politics - there is a lot of energy spent in trying to keep folks happy. This happens at the expense of productivity. I can see how a startup company can be 10x more effective than us with small projects - the MS machine is just so darn slow.
    The review system is not encouraging people to give their 100%.

    Advice to Management

    Company has grown too big. Trim some of the groups that are not delivering. Get rid of people who are doing the bare minimum to keep their jobs. Hire only elite people. Motivate everyone else to give their 100% - raise salaries, bonuses and stock awards.

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