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Good tech company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Microsoft is one of the companies in the leading edge of technology, so you get to try out the softwares internally before it is released out to public. Has great health benefits. Working environment is pretty flexible.

Cons

Work life balance is a hard thing to maintain. It all depends on the team you are working in. But it is managable if you work it with your manager & team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership team needs to focus on grabbing new market in the first place rather than follow another company once they have already taken the market. Good job with the Kinect!

Recommends
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    Microsoft

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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

    Very good employer in terms of overall compensation package and creature comforts (office space, food services, etc.)

    Cons

    Very political and beaucratic. Personal careers and objectives are placed above customer and business decisions. Re-organizations happen so frequently it is disruptive to get things accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to take the politics out. It's like working in Washington DC most days.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent place to work but with eroding climate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    1. Some teams are really smart and fun.
    2. Good benefits at least till 2013
    3. Market leader and add big value for career development

    Cons

    1. May land up into into bad team.
    2. Lot of high performers leaving company.
    3. Huge company sluggishness.
    4. collabration and levegrage across different division/products very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Focus on few things and get it right
    2. Scope down the problem space - no ambitious generic solutions
    3. too many middle managers- need more flattening and pruning

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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