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Review system promotes employees being unjustly labeled for good or bad

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Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

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

Cons

Leadership, 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 ManagementAdvice

1. 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    So many chef's in the kitchen

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    Current Employee - Content Publishing  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Content Publishing in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Multiple business groups allow the opportunity to move around the company and gain new experiences without quitting.

    Cons

    The highly matrixed org structure makes getting actual work done challenging to say the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish clearer roles & responsibilities with very clear decision makers. Remove organizational friction. Get rid of the calibration system which is causing very unhealthy short-term decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, depends on which team you have worklife balance

    Cons

    Middle management get tangled in office politics a lot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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