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Worrying more about my review than about my customer

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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

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Reward people as groups for collective success

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities in different areas, impacting lots of people around the world

    Cons

    Slow moving, lots of management layers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company, your experience will vary greatly depending on the group you are in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Causal work environment, lots of talented, smart, passionate people, opportunity to make an impact in the world through your work, and good health benefit (although that is changing 2013).

    Cons

    In some groups, leadership (directors and above) are so focused on the politics and self advancement that things are not always done for the good of the company. On some teams, the "perception" of what you do matters way more than the actual accomplishment you achieved.
    The performance review system and its forced distribution model are partly to blame, but I think there are just a lot of poor managers, especially at the Director and Senior Director level - lots of Microsoft lifers who don't have outside experiences and perspectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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