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Despite reservations about Microsoft's future (esp in the consumer space) it treats its employees really well.

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-Respects work/life balance, invests strongly in employees' personal development
-Inclusive and diverse company culture
-People generally change roles every 18-24 months, so lots of opportunities to continue learning

Cons

-Decision-making needs to be more agile in order to catch up to competitors. Because of the many divisions at Microsoft, there's a fair amount of bureaucracy/politics
-Stack-ranking employees (i.e. top 20%, bottom 10%) within teams hurts morale, esp. in high-performing teams
-Cafeteria food not nearly as impressive as other tech companies/startups

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is a wonderful employer

    Cons

    Microsoft is very large and is not nimble anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs a shakeup.

  2. Opportunity to work on an amazing set of businesses within a single company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    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

    - Working with some of the smartest people tackling real hard problems
    - Great benefits
    - Opportunity to move around and try a lot of different roles and get exposure to different businesses without leaving the company.

    Cons

    - Slow decisions, lot of overhead due to various internal processes and reviews which are unnecessary.
    - Career growth has begun to slow down across the board as company is not growing much
    - Bloated; lots of roles (especially in Marketing) are totally unnecessary; there is also a lot of overlap.

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