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Overall a good company

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A great company overall. Pay is very competitive and even thought recent changes to benefit packages are passing more costs on to the employee, they are still among the very best.

Cons

due to years of stagnant growth, it is increasingly difficult to move up the ladder. Make sure you are happy with the job you start in, because stories about moving jobs after 18 months are largely untrue.

Advice to Management

Take a hard look at the review system. I work in a team of Ivy league educated peers and forcing top performers in to a forced bell curve creates a negative/cut throat work environment. If I leave Microsoft, it will be because I want a happier and more team oriented work environment.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place to learn your trade

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well structured, competitive remuneration, stead progression possible. Top performers very well compensated.

    Cons

    Politics, somewhat cut throat review system.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Some of the best people I worked with. But also some of the more misguided products I worked on.

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people (but not always)
    plenty of products (but not always an opportunity to work on what you like)
    experience
    salary
    Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area
    learning

    Cons

    progress sometimes is slow due to company/team size
    not always easy to find a good team

    Advice to Management

    Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products


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