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Very nice working conditions and friendly people

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Very nice working conditions and friendly people

Cons

bad food nearby the svc campus

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    Good Pay, Great Benefits - death by committee!

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    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really like the culture of Microsoft as well as how they treat there employees. The work was fast paced and challenging. It's a hard company to get into - but once you are there, if you do good work you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Typical meeting had 10-15 people all with laptops open reading email, ignoring the topic at hand as they usually had no "say" and were just in the loop so as to spread responsibility. Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your managers - or fire them. If you have more than three people in a room chances are a lot of time is going to get wasted that should have been used productively. Use email and polls to get buy-in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    anonymous

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work and culture is awesome. If you are someone who values quality work and enjoys responsibility, no better place to be.
    Employee benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Low and mid-level management are seriously useless. You can cut at least 2 managers out of 5 in a group.
    HR is totally invisible and of no use at all. They are in tie-ups with Management for performance reviews. Instead of empowering and helping employees, they side with the management and are of little use to an average employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company wide vision and direction is good. The road ahead is tough but MS should stick to the tough choices they've made and success will come in the near future.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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