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Rich company with big ambition - but the complexity of the company gets in it's way

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

smart people, lots of resources, global ambition, some very good foundational systems

Cons

the complexity of the model driving software and services means people spend so much time in their own realm there is little colloboration

Advice to Management

allow free thinking - and encourage folks to move across boundaries

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  1. Microsoft is a best place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Multiple personalized cafeterias, free equipment, office with a door, awards, smaller org setting within a huge company, work-life balance, higher pay, benefits, stock options

    Cons

    Curve review system for FTE that forces managers to give high performing members of their org a bottom score. Mandatory attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the review system so everyone has a scorecard that is evaluated once per quarter then the stack rank at the end of the year per level will have metrics and be founded on a more concrete structure.

  2. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of roles - but it also means to get a very rounded experience you would have to do different roles - but you can do them across different teams - so life stays interesting

    Cons

    if Promos and pay are you thing - this is not a fast paced young company - so temper expectations

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