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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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    14 years at Microsoft, 3 US locations

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    outstanding benefits, fair pay, smart people, challenging work that contstantly changes (keeps it interesting). Opportunity to try several different roles without changing companies

    Cons

    Company is not a small company anymore - lots of red tape and politics to get anything done
    Lay-offs that really don't make sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be afraid to cut the dead weight
    be strategic about lay-offs - it's expensive to lay people off and then hire them back again a few months later

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work @ Microsoft

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Amazing happens here!
    True to every aspect of it. Great place, great environment and yes great people.

    Cons

    A large company, hence direction gets a little clouded, just as any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Direction and better yet - Improve Communications

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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