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Great opportunity, challenging environment.

Director (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

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

ConsFrequent 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good Learning Ground

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: A good place to start off your career in that you can get… Cons: Extremely political and not very innovative. Work life balance is a struggle on most teams/organizations.… Advice to Senior Management: lose the stack ranking system and political based re-orgs More
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    2 people found this helpful  

    It was great for the first 20 years.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Microsoft


    Pros: Good salary, amazing benefits and really smart, empowered people. Cons: Long hours and extremely high expectations. Over the years it has become increasingly corporate and less like the adventurous,… Advice to Senior Management: Stop trying to cover your butts so much that you turn it into an… – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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