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Great company to work for, awesome benefits, but higher management seems to be lost.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros

Work-life balance, benefits, lots of oportunities

Cons

Anual review system, upper management, salary below Market.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work at if you are oblivious to mistakes of upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work (technically) and opportunity to work on cutting edge. Good work culture. Good Perks.

    Cons

    Bad management period. There is a reason the company is spiralling down. At middle levels, too much hierarchy to work effectively. Lack of innovation and a lack of charismatic leader, does not inspire cult following like Apple or Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the bloat in middle management. Be the leaders you deserve to be, do not let infighting and politics take you down.

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

    Company With Huge Potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft is a company with dominant market share in the computer industry, financial resources to fund long-term investments and very strong research and development teams. This enables it to enter adjacent or related markets in search of growth.

    Cons

    Middle management at Microsoft is short-sighted and overly reliant on inefficient processes and metrics that do not contribute to the company's long-term success. Talent and teamwork often take a back seat to politics as the people who get recognized or promoted are often the ones who play the "game".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at your employees and separate the real contributors from those who just talk a good game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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