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I love working for MicroSoft.

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on products that impacts millions of customers.

Cons

Process oriented and management is not technical enough.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote people with technical skills . Most of them are getting promoted just because of their communication skills.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Amazing opportunity to learn the business in a multinational company.

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great local teams! Amazing proactiveness and willingness for cooperation on operational level in the region. Great training opportunities! Compensation is above average.

    Cons

    Higher level management in customer service does not put focus on cooperation with local business stakeholders. All the new programs are comming from US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on business engagement. Support can be more effective if cooperates with local business.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Biggest gap between values and real-life behavior.

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of knowledge, flexible hours, office, some processes are really good

    Cons

    The key problem is that the company lost true leaders and the existing ones have been wildly praising their own importance by over-exaggerating anything that may sound nice. This cultivated truly ego-centric behavior (was there before, but not that dramatic!!), completely misaligned with original values that focused on teamwork and actual achievements. Biggest priority became is how you report, make an excellent selling story and present to the management without sound criticism and deep insights. Showing off and influencing others for bad decisions became the core competence. Anything or anyone who moves to get this bubble transparent and facts-measured is obstructed and often destroyed at early stage. Amazing sensitivity and aggression for changing marketing agencies also had a bad smell. In a nutshell, big investment in HR branding, real disappointment in doing real job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it real or go home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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