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Helpful (1)

Smart people, interesting work

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They do a little bit of everything. If you want to do it, you can probably do it at Microsoft.

Cons

The culture is frustrating, and it feels like the executive level decisions are completely detached from the wishes of the employees at times.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Smart people who focus on achieving their own "objectives"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in North Ryde (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in North Ryde (Australia)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand awareness and large organisation benefits. A few intelligent people who make coming to work a good experience. Nice looking offices and travel to the USA once a year for training. If you're female and want a shortcut and career advancement apply immediately!

    Cons

    Very factional environment and if you're not 'in' with the right people you'll not get any opportunities for advancement, currently very strict on female hires and advancement for ladies. Very cut throat environment with really bad behaviour at all levels that seem to be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of top 3 layers of local management, bring in real Microsoft people to fix the current culture.

  2. It is an awesome experience to work at Microsoft

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creativity, Best folks, very talented

    Cons

    I don't see any cons working at Microsoft

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