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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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Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Microsoft

  1.  

    An enriching experience, my first one!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have worked for Microsoft for considerably less time than average. It was the best start for my career. The company really cares for its employees, as evident from its employee centric policies. Open door policy of managers, single occupancy cubicles and many more are policies which drive more confidence and affinity in employees towards working for Microsoft.

    Cons

    Nothing which is big but of course everybody has some. I would mention the performance review changes made recently as not good. It all depends on your reporting manager only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing specific.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SDET Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great talent, co workers. Cares for community

    Cons

    Lack of vision at senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategy, vision

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