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Good tech company

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

I worked at Microsoft

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Microsoft is one of the companies in the leading edge of technology, so you get to try out the softwares internally before it is released out to public. Has great health benefits. Working environment is pretty flexible.

Cons

Work life balance is a hard thing to maintain. It all depends on the team you are working in. But it is managable if you work it with your manager & team.

Advice to Management

Leadership team needs to focus on grabbing new market in the first place rather than follow another company once they have already taken the market. Good job with the Kinect!

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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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good employer in terms of overall compensation package and creature comforts (office space, food services, etc.)

    Cons

    Very political and beaucratic. Personal careers and objectives are placed above customer and business decisions. Re-organizations happen so frequently it is disruptive to get things accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to take the politics out. It's like working in Washington DC most days.

  2. Opportunities in almost all segments of software development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a wide array of products covering multiple market segment
    Highly likely you will find something of your interest in some product group at Microsoft
    Amazing health benefits

    Cons

    Too many "silo-ed" product groups resutling in duplicate efforts

    Advice to Management

    Anticipate market trends.
    Dont abandon products (IE, WinMo, Tablet) once they are successful & only try to resurrect after losing significant market share!

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