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Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

My management chain really listens to my input and takes care of us.

Cons

People must contribute or leave

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor work life balance, good as a earlier career employer, but not once you have family.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of new technology. Work with really sharp people. Giving program is great.

    Cons

    Starting as an industry hire, I've always worked as part of a team and it has hurt me here. While I've stepped up to do some of the grunt work for the team, I've been moved around and fail to get promoted. There's very little control over when your personal life dissappears to ship the product. Massive re-orgs can tear effective teams apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stack rankings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review system promotes employees being unjustly labeled for good or bad

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Access to technology, working with the best and brightest, fast paced changing environment, tough problems to solve, opportunities to do new things.

    Cons

    Leadership, review model promotes employees being unjustly labeled to meet a curve & budget, bias exists -- enginneering favored over business/operational roles. Business is too often seen a "non-core".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Focus on empowering women through executive sponsorship...enable just as many women to take on big challenges in unchartered territory as men. 2. Change the review model to a project based review model to promote cross group collaboration, innovation and limit silo'd execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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