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Great opportunity, challenging environment.

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Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Opportunity to impact at global scale; compensation and benefits; opportunity to do many different jobs within one company; global opportunity.

Cons

Frequent and disruptive re-organizations; employee calibration system forces a ranking curve so every year 20% of employees receive a low ranking regardless of their contribution.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Learning Ground

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to start off your career in that you can get exposure to a lot of different products/groups. Excellent health benefit package and gym benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely political and not very innovative. Work life balance is a struggle on most teams/organizations. While there are some good pockets within the company, constant re-orgs create too much churn.

    Advice to Management

    lose the stack ranking system and political based re-orgs

  2. Mastodon company, but great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good salary
    - Job security
    - Working on the "tomorrows" version of software

    Cons

    Too big organization to be effective and fast reacting

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