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going down, fasst..

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

good benefits, good compensation, generally smart people -- some decent product ideas

Cons

too much politics, dead wood (totally useless senior management), too much back stabbing

Advice to Management

Fire some old executives, get some fresh blood, culture, ideas

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    Best company for personal development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Endless opportunity to grow your career (if you put in the effort to learn, do, and connect) Scale - not many companies have the global recognition and impact that Microsoft has Wickedly smart people to work with

    Cons

    BIG and slow - decision making is a very long process and involves way too many "stakeholders" External perception Review system (and I am in HR) Culture is very "me-centric" and that is directly related to the performance management system. Forced distribution will create this type of behavior

    Advice to Management

    Lose the peer comparative ranking system all together. Don't just change a few things and rename the process. Lose the comparative ranking or you will always have a culture that focuses more on checking boxes in their individual commitments vs. doing what is right for the company and shareholders.


  2. Excellent work culture but an extremely aggressive organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - License Sales in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - License Sales in New Delhi (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Work Culture 2) Pay by performance 3) Work hard & party hard

    Cons

    1) No work life balance 2) extremely aggressive organization 3) High pressure


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