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Microsoft = "Corporate Torture"

Account Technology Specialist (ATS) (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

ConsRepeated 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 Senior ManagementHR needs new leadership - social engineering experiment isn't working.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Career focus outweighs customer focus, but pockets of great culture

    Director (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Brilliant people, mature process, agility within the company to move… Cons: Broken review system; employees are encouraged more to manage perception and focus more on "what can make me look good" rather than being encouraged to… Advice to Senior Management: What made Microsoft one of the best places in the world to work was the knowledge and passion of it's people. Nobody says while… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Culture of this company is degrading rapidly

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Benefits, Technology is top notch, smart people, the people you… Cons: Senior executive leadership, performance system, stack ranking, mandatory 5% attrition and… Advice to Senior Management: Consider a change to the COO/CEO and remove the performance system that is leading to the complete… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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