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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Great pay/benefits, brilliant coworkers, inside scoop on new tech

Cons

Huge company, can sometimes feel like a number

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    Root of all evil = Performance Review Model

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sharp individual contributors, but all the good and hones ones (i.e. who don't play dirty political games) quit.

    Cons

    1) the worst performance review model ... ever! Encourages competition and backstabbing, not collaboration and a healthy team environment.
    2) Deteriorating health benefits
    3) Flat stock
    4) Poor work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop living in political circles, either in or out (i.e. be more inclusive and accpeting of other management styles and techniquest). If that's not an option for you old geazers, then get out!

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

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unlike other companies, a developer is not a mere developer, but a lot more. Like customer focus, contributing to program management is also expected

    Cons

    Being a big company, there is friction between teams, there is not a very effective channel for intra team communication.

    Review system is not really transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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