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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 for 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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    Stack ranking performance review kills innovation, motivation

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The health benefit is really good.

    Cons

    Stack ranking performance review kills innovation, motivation
    A lot of meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop all the unnecessary meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Forced Stack Ranking Sucks

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    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 for 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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