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Stack ranking doesn't reward innovation

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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

Microsoft has some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. They have great technical challenges and I always had enough hardware and software resources to do my job.

Cons

The work culture is competitive to a fault. The forced stack-ranking causes behaviors that undermine a collaborative innovative environment. Every manager that tried to work around the system was replaced. Most employees move around the company regularly and engineers who try to become deep experts are penalized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eliminate stack ranking. Reward pure innovation. Invest in individuals growth and encourage deep expertise..

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    an ok company that lacks innovation

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    the pay is good, it has good benefit, nice location and campus. interesting people, great office and facilities

    Cons

    not so interesting problems, some people are not that friendly and helpful, upper management is short-sighted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great so far, it could be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid Benefits
    Lots of Products to choose from

    Cons

    Everyone has to have an opinion.
    Curve
    Flat stock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a reality check.
    More could be done with less

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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