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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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    Great company, lots of room to move, but heavy on politics

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms of salary and benefits. Amazing people who can make your job fun and energizing.

    Cons

    Politics stifles innovation. Dissent is still politically loaded, and depending on your group, career suicide. Culture of silence around bad managers means there are many bad ones, more than you'd expect, at a large, productive company. Some of the folks who've been around a long time, and are very senior in the company, need to be moved around, or out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cons include my advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fargo, ND (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fargo, ND (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great technologies, great projects, interesting engagements.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge, but this is cyclical in nature and didn't bother me much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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