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When smart, creative, passionate people get together, the results can be astounding and the opportunities limitless. We’re a global company in over 100 countries, but we often act like a startup. We do software – but we also do hardware, services, research, and community outreach. We work hard, but we value work/life balance, and each of us defines what that means to us. What do Microsoft employees have in common? The answer is passion – for life, for creating quality products, for the people who count on us to help them realise their potential. We are driven to make at impact – at work, in our communities, on the world. We’re here because Microsoft helps us do that – by recognising the unique value of our diversity, supporting our career development, and rewarding us for great work.
The workplace flexibility and use of technology to enhance personal and professional communications and productivity.
Employees are under immense pressure to compete with peers (stack-ranking) and driven by personal metrics and shot term goals, which causes widespread peer to peer conflict between similar and complementary roles in the organisation. This results in much distrust between staff and their management as well as between internal groups/ silo's. Despite the monotonous staff/ client surveys, clients come 2nd at Microsoft!
The drive to achieve the best for customers, partners and subsidiary though world class processes and technology is as exciting to me now as it was when I started 10 years ago! Who cant be excited about working with and for the best!
Ensuring everyone has the message and works to the same guidelines is a challenge that we continue to address, but in an org the size of MS that happens.