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A good place to learn about a big company

Current Employee - RDAA in Taipei (Taiwan)
Current Employee - RDAA in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

Pros

a well-structured company, as a part-time student working there, employers are patient to teach you stuff as long as one wants to learn

Cons

too well structure and hierarchy, couldn't feel the passion about creativity or its own products

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    Rusting, gold-plated handcuffs

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

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

    Pros

    Salary can't be beat.
    Cash cow divisions (office/windows) can have good work/life balance

    Cons

    Review system requires politics/perception-management at all levels to succeed.
    Benefits are eroding, both personal budgets and team morale budgets
    Cash cow divisions (office/windows) have little advancement opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the review system; it is overly based on individual performance instead of team performance, and it requires "stretch goal" achievements that are only achievable with political connections to get anything more than an average review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company, Excellent Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great company to work for. So many opportunities to move vertically or horizontally within the company.

    Cons

    It's an extremely competitive environment. Sometimes you just wish Microsoft was more of a leading player in some of the technology areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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