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Lots of great people, but large company culture and politics

Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great people, great products, can have impact on millions of people

Cons

Culture has changed, lots of politics and beaurocracy and second guessing

Neutral Outlook

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    Good research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    It's about research. Lots of freedom. At least in my group.

    Cons

    Not growing, and the trend is to contribute to products as much as possible.

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    It is a great journey with ms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Haidian, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Haidian, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working env., great benefit, challenge work targets, well training, flexible mgmt. smart team mates, very unique culture, very aggressive, realistic

    Cons

    Internal politics is terrible. Too much US centric.. Big company sick, too many meetings, performance review process is poor, could not well fit in to local env., too much windows focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thinking about more on quality of growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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