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I wanted to "change the world" and in small ways I think I did

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Former Employee - Various Technical and Consulting Roles  in  Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Various Technical and Consulting Roles in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

You get to work with some very smart people. Always new challenges to take on and being a global company there are a variety of opportunities to take on if you wish

Cons

The review system was never well done, in spite of promises to the contrary good people get pushed down to fit a curve.

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You need to get back to the innovative core that you once were. I can't help thinking that the company got scared by the whole FTC debacle. Yes, some of what came out was right, and changes had to be made. But now the company seems scared to take a risk because it might get them in trouble.

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    Great place to learn and work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, great work environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Company is too big and this often leads to loss of productivity

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    Reduce coupling between different groups. Decision making should be decentralised.

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    Awesome Company to work at.Lot of Innovative opportunities.Best place to work at

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    Current Employee - SDE2  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always new things happening,feels refreshing to work.
    Innovation is always driven which also boosts individuals work satisfaction level.
    Best compensation and perks in the industry.
    Very friendly and approachable managers

    Cons

    Forcing the at least few percentage of people to low rating even if he/she has done amazing job but comparatively less than others in the group.Is bad.People always will be in fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More encouraging work.Keep the good work going.

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