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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Technology and competitive drive of the company

Cons

Politics and the lack of promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, watch market , work better with strategic partners. Acquire companies that will bring back growth and new incentives

Disapproves of CEO

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    Microsoft - Just a big name

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    Former Employee - Senior Market Research Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Market Research Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Free Sodas
    Good medical benefits (but not for long)
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Too much politics
    No career advancement
    Waste too much time managing up
    No longer a meritocracy
    Company lacks vision after BillG's departure
    Run by "know all" engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get BillG back before you all ruin the company. It will be harder for you to attract talent if the stock price does not move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft has broad areas in software
    There are several smart people across the company
    Microsoft has a strong brand, sales/marketing, research capabilities

    Cons

    Plenty of politics and infighting
    You have to speak to a lot of people inside the company to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out a lot of the fat in several organizations
    Encourage more innovation to happen by empowering free thinking again

    No opinion of CEO
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