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Great company to work with

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

The people, the management style, the people again! Access to fun technology.

Cons

Can be lightly lower pay scale

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Interesting work,

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Broad set of products to work on
    - Mostly smart and driven employees
    - Great pay / benefits
    - Good flexibility in terms of how to do your job

    Cons

    - Pockets of bureaucracy (depends a lot on the team)
    - Performance review system does not empower managers to do what is right for each employee
    - Organizational structure with Dev/Test/PM leaders for each area can lead to conflicting priorities / values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, I feel the company is moving in a good direction recently. Need to continue to focus on going deeper on fewer products, hold leaders accountable. Fix the review system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was exciting.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Exciting projects.
    Very smart and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Not enough practice of teamwork. Need to be very strongly self-motivated.

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