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Falling into pieces

  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Evangelist in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Evangelist in Miami, FL

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Still has a few smart and honest people
Good offices and benefits
Access to technology
Work and life balance

Cons

Leadership does not accept criticism
Catastrophic product lineup: windows phone, windows 8, office 2013
Technocracy culture upper management
Corrupt ranking/reward system

Advice to Management

I really wonder how nobody noticed how LUCKY the officers of Microsoft sell out their stock when it hits a temporary high. That is incredible! And Mr Kevin Turner loves the company so much that he is one of the biggest sellers!!!

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    An evolving company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits okay but eroding slowly, stayfit benefit giving you $800yr for spending on health equipment and fitness. free water/sodas, comfortable work environment, depending on role the dress is casual, global presence and opportunities, the people are great and passionate, latest and greatest software

    Cons

    Culture has shifted significantly to more scorecard, metrics focus. People are secondary to goals, review process and standards keep changing yoy, stock price stuck in the mud, Longevity becomes a liability, ability to play politics is becoming a more necessary skill.

    Advice to Management

    Read your values and honor them. Current behavior forced by targeting specific level bands and adjusting distributions forcing people in to undeserved ratings is visible to all. Steve Balmer is responsible for Kevin Turner and KT is the driver of our declining culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    half empty or half full

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pays well, cool tech, great people to work with

    Cons

    over worked, high stress, poor review process,

    Advice to Management

    let the engineers drive the business more and get out of the way.


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