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It's a amazing company on a path to regain the crown

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Experience with variety of technology, products, business opportunities within same umbrella
- Great place to learn about developing large scale software
- Great salary and benefits - company takes good care of employees

Cons

- Some Performance evaluation philosophies are flawed
- Management is rarely measured for good people management. -good technical folks are people managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Agility of software development hindered by tools
- People Managers should be seriously measured for people management
- When products fail or under-perform, it should impact executives who lead it, but have moved on to other jobs.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Microsoft Response

Nov 26, 2012Marketing Manager

Great review, thank you for taking the time. We appreciate the honest feedback.

Best,
GEM

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    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    People are good, so peer learning is good.
    Provides very Good learning depending upon team, work is good\bad as per team
    Work Culture no more promotes employee care. Its all cost cutting.
    Employee Care and facilities are moderate compared to peers.

    Cons

    Compensation - They pay good compared to peers.
    Internal Change - The process of internal change of team makes the employee to resign by force by current manager, depending upon ego of manager.

    If you are not mine, you can't be of others also. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve facilities, best engineers work for you.

    Improve process for internal change, make them employee friendly rather than management friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern @ Microsoft

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, Great work culture, a very good learning experience

    Cons

    No Cons. Great overall experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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