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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)

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

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 Management

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

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  1. Great so far, it could be better

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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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid Benefits Lots of Products to choose from

    Cons

    Everyone has to have an opinion. Curve Flat stock

    Advice to Management

    Need a reality check. More could be done with less


  2. Great place to work for

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When it comes to employee care, not many companies come close to Microsoft. Besides good employee package, it has great work environment and ethics. Alos has plethora of technical fields that one can choose to work in. I have 11+ yrs of work experience and Microsoft is my fourth employer. And this is the best of all !

    Cons

    Some senior leaders don't like to change their way of thinking, style of work etc and this hurts. Esp in today's agile and ever-changing environment, you cease to learn new if you are unwilling to change the way you think and work.

    Advice to Management

    Always be receptive of change and innovation.


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