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Not the company it was

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

Pros

Lots of smart people
Some cool technology

Cons

An evil competititive review system that makes for a poisonous culture that reward backstabbing and crawling over quiet accomplishment of the job.
A top down, "do as you are told" style of management that does not encourage or reward initiative - they say the opposite but effectively the only way to succeed is to do what you are told, how you are told to the letter and then do down your rivals so senior management have to you the "sound" list. They even admit "managing upwards" is a key skill to success - this in reality means crawling and over blowing your own successes at the expense of your colleagues.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the competititve review system.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Less good than seems to be, but maybe because the Managers on Site where I worked for were weak.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    The Company provides good benefits

    Cons

    When some problem are related, the Management of Microsof ignores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be more sincere, commited and they have to follow the Company culture, what doesn't happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just like other big companies in India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse product portfolio which brings opportunities to work on diverse domains. Good work is done by few teams in India. Rest all are back-office

    Cons

    Hierarchical org structure and the infamous stack ranking system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to work for goals and vision rather than competing with each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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