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Microsoft is a big company, with pockets of greatness and pockets of sadness to found

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Microsoft allows an individual to have a career maintained with one company because there are so many technologies to work with, and numerous organizations as well.

Cons

Policies around performance review are severly antiquated and do not have concrete, measurable goals that are guaranteed to further your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of any type of labels altogether (e.g. level 65, contribution rating, job title, etc..). For commitments, have 2 - achived and didn't achieve. Reward greatness on a case by case basis. This will help people focus on their job and ignore distractions like who got what.

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    I have been working at Microsoft

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    Cons

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    Very rewarding intellectually and opportunities for career growth.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Have to manage your own career and if you are up to that, you can find the right experiences, projects and roles to advance your career.

    Cons

    Very easy to become a workaholic as the culture is full of such people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agility is something everyone strives for. Yet organizationally we have too many constraints. Need to give the org structure some thought to improve our agility.

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