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Ok, does not live up to the hype

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Microsofties are truly passionate about Microsoft and its products
Rarely meet anyone truly evil

Cons

Need to understand and use competitors products more
need more people who are proactive/effective and not coasting/avoiding controversy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build more street smarts and cred.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up or out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stack ranking.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but lost it's way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    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
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