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Great place to learn & grow, excellent benefits

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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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    Hit or miss, some parts of the company are great, some parts are not

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great benefits, comps, interesting technology, smart people if you find the right groups

    Cons

    Politics, no real loyalty to employees, long term trajectory of company is not promising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Microsoft needs to disrupt markets, shed lower quality talent faster, and transform sooner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great experience, I learned a lot

    Cons

    Yes men, no one wants to stand on their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the kids

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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