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Entrpreneurial with a BIG VC (Microsoft), energetic, creative, competitive, great people, love it.

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Current Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Exciting, great industry, excellent leadership, fast-paced, global, investing more in the future.

Cons

Big meritocracy; must love being measured for everything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep recognzing good performers outside of the normal performance process. More at-a-boys and at-a-girls go a long way.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. A good place to work with a few exceptions

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good compensation and benefits
    2. Competent and smart coworkers
    3. Strong brand. Looks great on your resume.
    4. Variety of products and interesting areas to work on, all within the same company.

    Cons

    1. Overly focused on reviews throughout the year
    2. Team dynamics can vary radically
    3. Too many re-orgs
    4. Switching teams can be a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Encourage teamwork over individual acts of heroism
    2. Change the constant review mindset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Rewarding experience at Microsoft

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The pros would be a balanaced environment to work in, with many smart people around. Get to work with various technologies. Can move around to find the job that you are passionate about.

    Cons

    Need to find the right team and manager for yourself. Growth can be slow in some of the bigger teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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