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Great benefits, Great Industry, Challenging Work Environment

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Progressive company, leading technology, passionate employees, a lot of room for career growth and expansion.

Cons

Hyper competitive company culture that is not conducive to collaboration and team work. Annual stack ranking philosophy can result in moving good people out of teams/departments, thus shifting team momentum.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employee retention is key. Focus programs on employee longevity, collaboration and cross functional cooperation. Microsoft has amazing talent that is often under utilized.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on interesting, challenging problems. Products used by millions or hundreds of millions. Hours are flexible with no reporting - as long as you're getting your work done, nobody cares about your hours. Nobody cares about how you dress either.

    Cons

    Some degree of internal politics, but that's unavoidable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to be faster and make better decisions about competing with our major competitors like Apple and Google.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Microsoft is one large ship

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great learning environment and place to build critical business management skills, especially across v-teams. You generally get what you put into the role and there is a willingness to support employees with personal growth in education and leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    The calibration system on a curve does not motivate managers to build great teams. It actually forces employees to compete against each other which does not build strong teams. They need less product pushing and more storytelling from the customer's point of view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have all A players and have to consistently give high performers bad scores just because you have to have someone at the bottom, then the you will lose great talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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