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Overall Good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Benefits , People , Working with latest technology

Cons

Review system forces individualism instead of team work.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Despite reservations about Microsoft's future (esp in the consumer space) it treats its employees really well.

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

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

    Pros

    -Respects work/life balance, invests strongly in employees' personal development
    -Inclusive and diverse company culture
    -People generally change roles every 18-24 months, so lots of opportunities to continue learning

    Cons

    -Decision-making needs to be more agile in order to catch up to competitors. Because of the many divisions at Microsoft, there's a fair amount of bureaucracy/politics
    -Stack-ranking employees (i.e. top 20%, bottom 10%) within teams hurts morale, esp. in high-performing teams
    -Cafeteria food not nearly as impressive as other tech companies/startups

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of opportunity to move and grow, but no work/life balance

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on big products used by millions of people, and there are lots of opportunities to learn and grow your skill set because you can move around within the company quite easily. Also provides some of the best benefits you'll ever find from any company. Lots of fun events!

    Cons

    Requires an enormous amount of your time to be effective, so there's little real work/life balance. The performance review process is overly political, pits you against your peers (causing some to be less willing to help you or take credit for things they didn't do), and your ability to do well tends to be tied quite closely to your manager's standing in the management team, and your manager's effectiveness in fighting for you in stack rankings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discard the old Gates-style stack ranking process, it's time for it to go.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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