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Great company to work for

MBA Internship Programmer (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

Pros- compensation and benefits are excellent
- people are usually very bright
- internal processes are very well organized
- excellent flexibility framework that gives employee a freedom to choose where to work from, when to come and leave work. All that matters are hitting your KPIs
- very comfortable place to be

Cons- separation on regular employees and contractors - this feels very wrong
- very aggressive sales targets
- the company is rather hierarchical - it takes forever to make something change
- because company is so organized, something one feels like there is no way to change something that goes wrong, it also leaves you with the feelings that there is little space for creativity
- you have to use Microsoft products, ownership of Iphone is not encouraged for example

Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve more employees in the process of collecting feedback about customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunities, Great environment, terrible review system and bad managers

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: In 10 years working in Finance roles at Redmond the best things are great opportunities (working in different locations around the world and in different… Cons: Terrible review system - forced distribution that is solely based on sucking up to management chain which I refuse to do. Every year I receive… Advice to Senior Management: Improve the review system. The 1-5 rating system is only good if you want to weed out the 3-5 ratings. Everyone I know is upset… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Big company with lots of diversity.

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

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


Pros: Big oportunities, working on new tehnologies with big clients. Cons: There are oportunities inside this big company, but sometimes you… Advice to Senior Management: Focus more on what matters. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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