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Great culture and innumerable opportunities!!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Amazing environment, great benefits, smart folks, endless opportunities, technology heaven!!

Cons

The stack ranking system puts unnecessary pressure.
Some jobs appear redundant.
Too many office moves seem wasteful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If there was a good performance measurement system then a forced stack ranking wouldn't be necessary. Poor performers would be fired and good performers wouldn't be forced out of their jobs.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best and brightest on the newest technologizes. You are always challenged and learning new things. If you are bored it's your own fault.

    Cons

    It is a very fast paced, competative and demanding environment. It can be very difficult for some people to thrive in this type of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The emphasis on competition can be counter-productive. Very good people wind up getting lower review scores to make the curve work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is great (pay + bonus + benefits) and reliable.
    You get to work with a ton of passionate and smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Your work tends to be siloed to specific areas and there is a lot of bureaucracy and politics involved, especially as you cross divisions. It may be one company but the various divisions often don't collaborate well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and reward cross-group collaboration and allow code to be changed across group boundaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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