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Company is changing

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Large, great pay and benefits

Cons

Losing the trust in your employees. Micromanagement is now the standard instead of trust.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you hire Sr. people, trust they will do the job and if the numbers are there, let them run with their role.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for 16 years, awful for one.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a big company with a tremendous number of great people and opportunities. I was able to have several different "careers" by working for different organizations within the company. I could retain the great benefits and seniority while growing my salary and experiences.

    Cons

    The stack ranking and review system is awful. All it takes is one bad manager, or the sudden loss of a good manager, to quickly go from being a star to a low-ranked candidate on the way out the door. Microsoft has lost many, many excellent, dedicated employees due to the current review system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empowered middle managers (GMs and directors) are able to ruin an employee's career in an instant. Senior management should keep an eye on this behavior because it is eroding the company's talent base.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Microsoft is fantastic place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance, opportunity

    Cons

    hard to leave this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the good ones forever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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