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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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!

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  1. 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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    Don't work here. It's not the only game in town.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits. Work with amazingly talented and smart people.

    Cons

    Microsoft is over 30 years old. It's had it's day in the sun and it is now a sinking ship. Read some reviews on the stock and you'll understand why. The politics here are unbearable. In-fighting between teams and groups keeps innovation down and limits the companies ability to produce any real great products. We are loosing fast to Android and the CEO seems to be totally out of his mind. Reviews are a joke. I've seen amazingly smart, talented people in the time I've been here let go "because someone has to fail." Having a good review and thus a raise, bonus or even the ability to keep your job is highly dependent on how good your manager can argue on your behalf to upper management and even then it's a numbers game with some ridiculous calculation that ensure that 10% of the population will loose their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Bring in a fresh faced CEO that actually knows something about the tech industry and where things are headed. Stop the in-fighting! It's ruining the company. Review the review process. It is utterly ridiculous.


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