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Microsoft = "Corporate Torture"

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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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good, smart people to work with. Highly competitive environment. Plenty of opportunity for advancement all over the world

Cons

Repeated illegal attacks on its own employees - Discrimination and Retaliation are common management practices Violations of Title VII and the Fair Employment Housing Act Dishonest HR department Corruption still exists in many departments for financial crimes and antitrust violations

Advice to Management

HR needs new leadership - social engineering experiment isn't working.

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    Microsoft is a fast-paced fun environment to work in.

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    Current Contractor - Event Recruitment Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Event Recruitment Coordinator in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My co-workers are amazing and supportive. You can really tell that they support any outside activities their employees are involved in.

    Cons

    They have a lot of contract workers which sometimes upsets the flow of work sense you are constantly training new workers.

    Advice to Management

    Have more support for your contingent staff...sometimes we don't feel very appreciated.


  2. Great experience but getting competitive to a fault

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart employees, hard working, products affect hundreds of millions of people

    Cons

    The compensation system encourages employees to compete with each other and this leads to all kinds of tension, stress, and behaviors that ultimately hurt Microsoft. Windows 8 may have hurt Microsoft at a very deep level.

    Advice to Management

    You have got to figure out how to retain employees who are your workhorses, but are afraid every year in September that they didn't work as hard or as well as their peers.


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