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Overall a good company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    It wasn't for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    I had great job security, I worked on impactful products that people know about and use, the salary and benefits were great. I felt I was able to have a life and not live at the office.

    Cons

    It's a bureaucratic organization where it is hard to innovate. In many cases, bad management decisions result in poor products being released that don't necessarily provide the user with any benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees more freedom to create their own role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good.

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

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

    Pros

    They value their employees and give them respect. Most people get their private offices.

    Cons

    Microsoft is not paying enough to employees compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to absolute rating for annual reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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