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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Got to work with some great folks.

Cons

If you are not promoted on a regular cycle, you are moved out of the company. Stack ranking creates a competitive environment that is detrimental to innovation and improvement.

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Get rid of stack ranking.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the stack ranking process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, a little boring

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    Former Intern - Program Manager
    Former Intern - Program Manager

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Huge impact at a company that treats their employees really well.

    Cons

    The job can be a little stale, depending on which team you are on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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