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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsMicrosoft 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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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    Not same Microsoft I joined

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Benefits, benefits, benefits... Enough said. Also, if you are smart, you can stretch what you work… Cons: Process is at times unbearable. Advancement in career is largely dependent on 'who-you-know' game, and if you came in lower level it is very hard… Advice to Senior Management: Allow easy internal transfer, without notifications to current management -- that will help break fiefdoms throughout the… More
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    Best employer

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: best benefits as compared to otehr compaines Cons: need more growth in the yearly appraiasal system Advice to Senior Management: More exoperienced Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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