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Best five years of employment ever!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Worked with some of the smartest people in the world. Fantastic team, great leadership, terrific work environment.

Cons

too few to mention, it was a great place to work and I enjoyed it until I got burned out on the phones. My getting tired of support calls wasn't a Microsoft issue.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    It's a amazing company on a path to regain the crown

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

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

    Pros

    - Experience with variety of technology, products, business opportunities within same umbrella - Great place to learn about developing large scale software - Great salary and benefits - company takes good care of employees

    Cons

    - Some Performance evaluation philosophies are flawed - Management is rarely measured for good people management. -good technical folks are people managers.

    Advice to Management

    - Agility of software development hindered by tools - People Managers should be seriously measured for people management - When products fail or under-perform, it should impact executives who lead it, but have moved on to other jobs.

    Microsoft Response

    Nov 26, 2012 – Marketing Manager

    Great review, thank you for taking the time. We appreciate the honest feedback. Best, GEM


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for until your luck runs out

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change without leaving the company. Benefits are top-notch. Compensation is finally (as of 2012) up to par with other big local players.

    Cons

    Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager. Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid getting the bottom 2 ratings (which 20% of the people HAVE to receive). It's next to impossible to go anywhere in the company with a bad rating.


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