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A part of my journey to help me grow up, though not as quickly as I expect

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-Millions of user base, so you have the opportunity to impact many
-Great colleagues and freedom to the work

Cons

Business process may kill innovation

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  1. Solid stable company that sometimes can't get out of its own way with lots of meetings and process.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    highly intelligent staff
    diverse businesses
    profitable
    global
    head quarters location is a nice place to live

    Cons

    meetings about meetings
    slow to react to opportunities
    corp process not applicable to every business
    work life balance can be challenging
    not sexy

  2. A good place to work with a few exceptions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good compensation and benefits
    2. Competent and smart coworkers
    3. Strong brand. Looks great on your resume.
    4. Variety of products and interesting areas to work on, all within the same company.

    Cons

    1. Overly focused on reviews throughout the year
    2. Team dynamics can vary radically
    3. Too many re-orgs
    4. Switching teams can be a pain

    Advice to Management

    1. Encourage teamwork over individual acts of heroism
    2. Change the constant review mindset

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