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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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward people as groups for collective success

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK if you know how to play the game

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice compensation, great medical insurance.

    Cons

    Forced curve at the review. If your manager doesn't care much about you, you are probably getting a very low score at the review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the forced curve. Replace the CEO.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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