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Great company to work for.

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

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

Pros

Great salary and benefits. Very rewarding work environment for most of the people I know.

Cons

The company used to be filled with the smartest people in the world. Now, not so much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to a 6 month review. The one year cycle is way too long and it's letting the lazy charge at the end for the high review scores. It happens a lot more than you realize. Very disheartening for those of us who want to do a good job and build great products full time.

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    it is like living on edge

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, working with MS is matter of great pride

    Cons

    Not much career growth after SCON,
    lot of politics and show off required to survive
    if you want to survive be prepared to pull somebody down.
    your annual appraisal depends on stupid EM feedback (who knows nothing about delivery)

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    Very organized, and many great engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Has good structure in many ways, and I see many engineers try to do things right. Team change is relatively easy.

    Cons

    Difficult to let go what it already has and thus difficult innovate sometimes.

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    No opinion of CEO
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