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A good place to learn about a big company

Current Employee - RDAA in Taipei (Taiwan)
Current Employee - RDAA in Taipei (Taiwan)

I have been working at Microsoft part-time (more than an year)

Pros

a well-structured company, as a part-time student working there, employers are patient to teach you stuff as long as one wants to learn

Cons

too well structure and hierarchy, couldn't feel the passion about creativity or its own products

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    Excellent place to work to grow not only business but also your self.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    You will be working in a high speed and world-class business environment, so you will be able to have a chance to grow yourself that helps building your career.

    Cons

    it is a huge company so sometimes making decision seems too late because they tend to wait until everything is ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be nice if management thinks more about end-to-end customer experience (from before-purchase, using product, to customer-support). Because of the size of the company, each division is focusing on their business area only, and divisions sometimes dis-connected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great company, lots of room to move, but heavy on politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms of salary and benefits. Amazing people who can make your job fun and energizing.

    Cons

    Politics stifles innovation. Dissent is still politically loaded, and depending on your group, career suicide. Culture of silence around bad managers means there are many bad ones, more than you'd expect, at a large, productive company. Some of the folks who've been around a long time, and are very senior in the company, need to be moved around, or out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cons include my advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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