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Good place to work but lost it's way

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits, work environment and generally good people to work with. Lot's of opportunities to move internally and also to move internationally

Cons

The review system is Microsoft's achilles heel in terms of talent management. It favours those who are very good at working the system rather than doing an excellent job. This means that getting your bonus is based very subjectively depending on how well you get on with your boss and how well they get on with their boss. The scorecard mentality also put the focus internally rather than to the customer

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Scrap the stack ranking process

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    ok at microsoft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    impact in marketplace, well known

    Cons

    to big for own good, very difficult to work within structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very nice working conditions and friendly people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Very nice working conditions and friendly people

    Cons

    bad food nearby the svc campus

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