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Elena Bajic
2006

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5 stars

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4 stars

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Recommend to a friend

80%

Say this is a great place to work

72%

Proud to have on resume

83%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The benefits, perks and employee comfort efforts are second to none with ANY company I have ever seen.

Most Helpful Critical Review

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

It greatly depends on your management team and the VP at the top of the chain. There are several places in the company that are vastly different in terms of culture and team fit. A good manager will maximize your experience, but the executives will put the ceiling on how good that can be. Microsoft Research was a good place, Office (feels like a preppy university), games organizations (juvenile gamer-bro culture), and Windows and the server groups (blue collar type ethic) have their own cultures, and likely if you fit one of them you'll be a bad fit for the other. They are almost different companies in terms of how they operate, how you are rewarded, and who is successful (at the peon level). At the partner level you see a more homogeneous breakdown (people with very high social skills who genuinely care about the business and their people, and those with BillG's social skills who care about being right), however most will never need to know.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Wish there was a better work life balance.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

Encourages everyone to be open and have a respectful attitude.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

Technology of MS changes the way people work and live.

Current employee - Director

Would change the way Microsoft manages career plans, employee potential. I believe there are many great assets within the company but HR has done a poor job helping people develop their careers.

Current employee - Director

Very respectful work environment. I have seen how people with harsh behaviors have had to change or had to leave the company. On the other hand you have to learn to read the "bad news" which can be delivered so gently that you might not think you are in trouble.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

I would get rid of more of the old regime focused more on politics rather than the new focus of the customer.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Microsoft is focused on intercultural practices, the size and scale of everything (both internally and externally).

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The culture depends on the management team, but current focus is on innovating for the customer. Employees are able to flex schedules as needed, and the work is getting interesting with the cloud opportunities.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Would've suggeested changes to duplicity at the company when I was there.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The leadership style of the group managers under each organization

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Things are not as organized as you thought. The company is so big that each organization is different.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

It greatly depends on your management team and the VP at the top of the chain. There are several places in the company that are vastly different in terms of culture and team fit. A good manager will maximize your experience, but the executives will put the ceiling on how good that can be. Microsoft Research was a good place, Office (feels like a preppy university), games organizations (juvenile gamer-bro culture), and Windows and the server groups (blue collar type ethic) have their own cultures, and likely if you fit one of them you'll be a bad fit for the other. They are almost different companies in terms of how they operate, how you are rewarded, and who is successful (at the peon level). At the partner level you see a more homogeneous breakdown (people with very high social skills who genuinely care about the business and their people, and those with BillG's social skills who care about being right), however most will never need to know.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

Great work life balance.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

It is a culture of intimidation and ruthless tactics. Those at the top rose through that culture, to change would take a very intentional shift. Those favored are male, white or Indian and not concerned with who is impacted by decisions as long as it benefits them.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

You will work with really smart people at Microsoft. Some of them will be good people too and teach you amazing things. Some of them will not be and will teach you about what your own ethical standards are.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The work environment has declined to a state of bloated and finger pointing middle management with unclear focus or goals from the upper leadership teams.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The company has changed over the years. It used to be a young, innovative and exciting place to work. It is no longer any of those things.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Each organization has a different culture. You don't have to quit the company to explore new career options.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Culture at the company could be adjusted. Currently people still compete against eachother instead of colaboration.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Microsoft is a recognized name so it looks good on any resume.