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Good place to park -- if that's what you want

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

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

Pros

Great benefits; steady, predictable. It's not going anywhere.

Cons

Steady, predictable. It's not going anywhere.
Hard for a junior person to make it to senior.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management especially engineering management, needs more experience outside Microsoft. Key decision-makers have been there forever and don't know that often the world has moved on.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Worrying more about my review than about my customer

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Work on epic stuff, able to change to many different products from games to operating systems to hardware to productivity products and never leave the company.

    Cons

    Very siloed; competing with manager for my salary and stock; slow to respond to market changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people as groups for collective success

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    Forced Stack Ranking Sucks

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best company to work for unless you get forced stack ranked.

    Cons

    Forced Stack Ranking system sucks big time.
    Very frustrating for employee and manager
    Very political
    Do not join here till they REMOVE FORCED STACK RANKING because sooner or later you will become victim and trust it is very frustrating. Clarify with recruiter, you will be glad that you did.
    Manager will try to justify heaven and hell why you got bad ranking even though it's not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove Forced Stack Ranking and see how companies grows with leaps and bound leaving apple to dust or keep it and let competitor beat you black and blue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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