Lots of good things happening, struggling a bit around focus and other internal bureaucracy
Pros: excellent technology and many great people!
Cons: executive leadership and continual turnover, internal processes
Spent a total of 16 years with Microsoft, so have experienced many highs and lows, transitions, management, etc.
Tremendous opportunities were provided, worked with some of the best and brightest people in the industry. Work-life balance was largely contingent on the immediate workgroup.
Company today is plagued with lack of leadership and the existing – more... stack-ranking/review system is an unhealthy one.
Lost a lot of the agility and innovation from earlier years. Difficult to work "outside of the box" which many of us with entrepreneurial spirits need to thrive.
Enjoyed the vast product/technology set, but also felt the company was trying to be everything to everyone. Clearer vision and focus would be welcome.
I still believe they will continue to bring great things to market and change people's lives, but it is a little rocky at present. – less