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Great opportunity, challenging environment.

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Opportunity to impact at global scale; compensation and benefits; opportunity to do many different jobs within one company; global opportunity.

Cons

Frequent and disruptive re-organizations; employee calibration system forces a ranking curve so every year 20% of employees receive a low ranking regardless of their contribution.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Learning Ground

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to start off your career in that you can get exposure to a lot of different products/groups. Excellent health benefit package and gym benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely political and not very innovative. Work life balance is a struggle on most teams/organizations. While there are some good pockets within the company, constant re-orgs create too much churn.

    Advice to Management

    lose the stack ranking system and political based re-orgs


  2. Great work environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Proactive people, supportive to interns! The movie night was great, too.. The university coordinators are friendly and helpful! :) The shuttle system is extremely good.

    Cons

    The conference rooms are always booked.


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