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Aboslutely fantastic! Responsiblities and recognition is amazing at this company.

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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

1. worldwide impact
2. one actually owns a huge chunk and can work independently. managers are there to guide but not spoon feed.
3. Excellent benefits (will, until 2013 i.e.)
4. recognition and benefits from 3rd parties in/around Redmond area
5. superb campus and facilities

Cons

1. does not treat non-MSFT experience with parity. Experienced folks will get frustrated very soon.
2. compensation is lower than rest of companies in the area.
3. Avg. work/life balance could be better.
4. Review system needs to be re-worked. Promotions are often not given due to "promotion budgets". Demotivates high achievers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need to be consistent with levels within the company. It often does lead to friction and demotivation. And no more lingering layoffs, please! Totally creats a havoc on everyone's morale.

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    It was pleasant overall

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    good benefits.
    flexible work time
    employees are friendly

    Cons

    slim chance of promotion
    salary not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to individual performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Microsoft is a great place to work, but it's a very, very big company.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    For all the bad raps Microsoft gets, it still changes the world. There are few places where the things you work on have a bigger impact. On top of that, great pay, benefits and working conditions.

    Cons

    The company is very large, and navigating the organization is complicated.

    Also, the company faces some serious competitive and strategic challenges to its core businesses.

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