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Helpful (1)

Great opportunity, challenging environment.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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. Helpful (1)

    Working at Microsoft

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is large enough and diverse enough that you can move around whether that be across technologies or functions and feel like you're joining a new company because you can work on totally different products with totally different people.

    Cons

    There's a lot of bureaucracy. There is a lot of time wasted doing totally useless stuff because the company has way too many people, so everyone is trying to justify their value, but unfortunately, much of the work adds no value to the business.


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