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Good company, smart people

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

At microsoft, you have a chance to work with world-class engineers and large scale project, The company provides very comprehensive training and career development path.

Cons

As with any large companies, Microsoft is mature and less agile than many startup companies, this results in late response to market opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management has done a great job in company management, they can do a better job in pursing opportunities based on new market trends

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Microsoft

  1.  

    Great Place to work but like any other big company environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    1) Good number of Product Groups, you can move around and have varied experience
    2) If management likes you, you can grow faster

    Cons

    1) There are Politics
    2) There are backstabbers
    3) Your loss is someone else's gain. And review process vouches for the statement made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Better policies in place needed
    2) Direct Manager has a great amount of say and that needs to be minimized

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Software Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Some jobs in cutting edge areas that let you learn and gain competitive experience
    Smart people you work with creates challenging and engaging atmosphere. Exceptional technical fellows and distinguished engineers are reasonably accessible.
    Family friendly, benefits
    Lack of state income tax helps you build up financial nest egg.
    Beautiful nature in Seattle area with easy access.

    Cons

    Redmond-centric culture limits available locations for software development. There are some strong, innovative locations outside of Redmond though.
    Rain in Pacific Northwest except during summer.
    Lack of coherent company vision.
    Stagnant stock price with slow earnings growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong VPs and senior VPs, but top-level company leadership needs to come up with and articulate a compelling company wide vision or consider breaking up MS in 5-6 businesses for better shareholder value.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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