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Wonderful learning experience. Great place to spend a few years.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great benefits, lots of resources at your disposal. Amazing corporate culture, wonderful opportunity to be among some of the brightest people in United States.

Cons

Very stressful. Managers are not professionally trained and do not seem accountable for decisions effecting employees. Long term career paths are not clear.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train managers, create better long term retention of employees. Give people advancement based on experience as well as performance. Often the employees that take a lot of risk are also the ones that fail.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Come as you are, do what you love. And breathe Microsoft values.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, strong internal culture of openness and continuous follow-up.

    Cons

    You must truely embrace the internal culture. Otherwise, you won't fit.

    Recommends
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    Great Place to Work - but YMMV

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    Current Employee - Service Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries, Benefits, Learning, Opportunities are awesome

    Cons

    Managers make or break your experience - no consistency across managers management skills, experience, expectations. Micromanagement is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees, give them space to grow and make opportunities available to internal applicants. Improve WLB not just by talking about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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