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Good company, smart people

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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

At microsoft, you have a chance to work with world-class engineers and large scale project, The company provides very comprehensive training and career development path.

Cons

As with any large companies, Microsoft is mature and less agile than many startup companies, this results in late response to market opportunities.

Advice to Management

Management has done a great job in company management, they can do a better job in pursing opportunities based on new market trends

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  1. Great for learning about the SDL, but culturally company isn't what it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely smart people
    Customer Impact
    Brand recognition
    Access to technology
    Benefits

    Cons

    Oversized - difficult to assess impact of project
    Executive vision not clear
    Bureaucratic
    Having fun, not a priority

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management, Advice to Management. Offer some advice or feedback to the leadership at Microsof. Offer some advice or feedback to the leadership at Microsof

  2. Software Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some jobs in cutting edge areas that let you learn and gain competitive experience
    Smart people you work with creates challenging and engaging atmosphere. Exceptional technical fellows and distinguished engineers are reasonably accessible.
    Family friendly, benefits
    Lack of state income tax helps you build up financial nest egg.
    Beautiful nature in Seattle area with easy access.

    Cons

    Redmond-centric culture limits available locations for software development. There are some strong, innovative locations outside of Redmond though.
    Rain in Pacific Northwest except during summer.
    Lack of coherent company vision.
    Stagnant stock price with slow earnings growth.

    Advice to Management

    Strong VPs and senior VPs, but top-level company leadership needs to come up with and articulate a compelling company wide vision or consider breaking up MS in 5-6 businesses for better shareholder value.

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