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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1944 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1676 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1089 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits, too much micro managing"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good salary. Lots of perks and discounts on Microsoft products.

    Cons

    Way too much micro managing going on. You would think a company that tells you they hire the best of the best would let you work without having to constantly check in or answer to 5 people every day. Lots of pointless conference calls. Lots of redundant management.

    Hiring is more about who you know, not your merit or experience, or worse, not to fill your AA quota.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on who is best qualified for the job, not what makes your "diversity" numbers look better. Also, let go and trust your employees to do the right thing, and then verify. Don't verify every 3 minutes.


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    "No Teamwork, too many narcissistic tendancies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fun technologies for potential projects

    Cons

    I have never worked a place that is so hard to get people to work as a team. If you are at a large site, it might be different, but if you are at a remote office, it is horrible. Even though things seem to be changing from the press releases it still remains the same Microsoft internally. Microsoft first mentality, sell all our products, make your numbers, get your big bonus, that is what matters. The narcissistic culture here is completely opposite of most successful companies today. When you own a huge chunk of the world and you have enough cash you can make anything successful I guess, sad! Many meetings I attended were offensive too, foul language, rude jokes, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work as a team. Focus on your customer. Deliver solutions with partners and embrace other software tools, not just your own.


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