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Political Climate and Performance System inhibits innovation

Principal Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat software and products with some innovation behind closed doors

ConsPolitics across teams, lack of sharing information to be effective, performance system leaves 60% of the company frustrated which impacts productivity, difficult to be agile in your role.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more, recognize performance, share information, trash performance tool

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

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Is V- contracting at Microsoft right for you?

Technical Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Good W2 hourly rate. End of contract is always… Cons: They treat their contractors like a red-headed step child. A group that is in trouble will… Advice to Senior Management: Stop rewarding for individual achievement and push towards team achievement.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Working in Windows

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: - Office for almost each employee. - Working on products seen and used by billions. - Large and variable set of automation, synchronization, coding. - Large and awesome… Cons: - After the design phase, you focus on very narrow stuff which limits your learning. - Good visible projects are assigned based on your relation to… Advice to Senior Management: I have been exposed to higher management: directors and VPs. Managers try their hard to cover their a---- more than handling the product quality. Anybody… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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