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Great place to learn & grow, excellent benefits

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

A wide range of technology area to learn; Cloud, Operating systems, SW Development tool etc
Ability move within the company from one technology area to another
Competive Salary and benefits

Cons

Management risk averse and slow in making decision
Lacks competetive edge and hunger compared to a startup company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster and support small startup business with in each Division to enrich current and future portfolio. Not just incubation but actuall SW & Services businesses. Avoid throwing away ideas that may look like small money today.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brand Name
    Talented people
    Respect for ideas and people
    Great benefits
    Great trainings

    Cons

    Too much Ego in some people
    even though respect for idea not very encouraged to implement them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay hungry and understand people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Once great, now full of fail

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - The people you work with are usually good people
    - Free drinks and Starbucks/Seattle's Best coffee
    - Pay is pretty good

    Cons

    - Benefits suck now
    - Company has been going nowhere for over a decade
    - Review system is an abomination
    - If you're unlucky enough to work in the newer buildings, enjoy the moronic decisions to put everyone in open spaces and block off the windows so you can't see outside. If you like working in a cave surrounded by maddening levels of noise, this might be the perfect environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about getting input from the employees before making stupid choices like NO offices for almost everyone? What about asking for feedback on big bets instead of revealing them long after the decisions have been etched in stone and too late to change? I mean really, getting rid of the START button for crying out loud? Look WAY into the future and come up with something that will actually work and move the stock in a positive direction. Get rid of the completely broken review system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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