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Lots of great people, but large company culture and politics

Former Employee - Principal Architect  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great people, great products, can have impact on millions of people

Cons

Culture has changed, lots of politics and beaurocracy and second guessing

Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid mature company with broad range of products

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mature processes
    Wide international local presence
    Wide range of products, covering consumer and commercial, infrastructure and applications, hardware and software
    Depth of expertise on many areas

    Cons

    At times, slow to move due to inertia in established processes and complex organizational setup
    Benefits have been downgraded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing to capture emerging opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall good, rating and review system is dated and harsh

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    successful company, awesome products, great pay, great benefits,

    Cons

    work life balance, stress, review system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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