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There is an amazing 'work - life' balance at Microsoft who value employees as their greatest assets.

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Current Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

Amazing work - life balance
Fantastic facilities
Supportive work culture
Very skilled co-workers

Cons

Too much focus on numbers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The number based rating shouldn't be too much emphasized and pushed through, so that talented and skilled people will continue focus on quality and other non-quantifiable values like enthusiasm and calmness

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a wonderful employer

    Cons

    Microsoft is very large and is not nimble anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs a shakeup.

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    Easy tech job, well paying

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Microsoft is fairly easy work-wise compared to other tech companies in the sector. If you're looking to have a life and get a pretty good paycheck, you should work here. If you want to make huge blazing changes in the industry, don't bother unless you are very senior -- too large of a company to make any real change

    Cons

    Due to its size, there's a lot of employee redundancy and bloat. Too much red tape and working with multiple teams to get very simple tasks completed. Your manager will make or break you here - be sure you get a good one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align senior exec incentives to things like innovation and creativity, constantly measuring performance with scorecards is a waste of time and doesn't bring us any closer to coming up with new ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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