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Good base and benefits - But...

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Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Healthcare, Base Salary, flexible work outside the office.

Cons

Too big and inefficient, review process results in the loss of very strong employees who had one bad year OR did very well but someone did a little better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of calibration. Merit based reviews.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Research Scientis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit, may meet great people to work with

    Cons

    Too many reorgs, the unclear business plan, politics. Managers focus more on manage-up instead of managing/understanding the reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less reorg,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Middle management ennui

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    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - incredible benefits
    - large pool of internal jobs/opportunities to choose from
    - easy to move from group to group, as long as you're self-directed
    - more attuned and accommodating to your family needs

    Cons

    - growing inertia to make tough management decisions. creates a culture of protection and not screwing up instead of seeking new opportunities
    - little regard or reward for people skills, building a cohesive team
    - always on-call with work and emails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the past decade, Microsoft has often stated a commitment to building and training management within their ranks. While there are ample opportunities to improve your technical and functional skills, there continues to be an abyss on fostering, building, and valuing people management skills at the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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