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Review system promotes employees being unjustly labeled for good or bad

Senior Director (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsAccess to technology, working with the best and brightest, fast paced changing environment, tough problems to solve, opportunities to do new things.

ConsLeadership, review model promotes employees being unjustly labeled to meet a curve & budget, bias exists -- enginneering favored over business/operational roles. Business is too often seen a "non-core".

Advice to Senior Management1. Focus on empowering women through executive sponsorship...enable just as many women to take on big challenges in unchartered territory as men. 2. Change the review model to a project based review model to promote cross group collaboration, innovation and limit silo'd execution.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some divisions at MSFT are better than others, but bad management and performance review systems are a universal pain.

    Service Engineer In Operations (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: The perks are generally good; even the new, crappier health insurance is pretty good. There are a LOT of really smart,… Cons: The performance review system is a nightmare, and the bane of every employee. Nobody is really under the impression that Ballmer or his immediate reports… Advice to Senior Management: Steve Ballmer needs to go and the performance review and career management systems need to be rewritten from the ground up to emphasize teamwork and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Two Classes of Worker

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros: Very flexible regarding work environment (lots of opportunity to work in a… Cons: There are two class of workers. Blue Badges and Orange Badges. Many of the people who work at MS are orange badges, meaning they work… Advice to Senior Management: Recognize the contributions of the orange badges! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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