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Research Scientis

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

ProsVery good benefit, may meet great people to work with

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

Advice to Senior ManagementLess reorg,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Middle management ennui

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Redmond, WA

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


Pros: - incredible benefits - large pool of internal jobs/opportunities to choose from - easy to move from… Cons: - growing inertia to make tough management decisions. creates a culture of protection and not screwing up instead of… Advice to Senior Management: Over the past decade, Microsoft has often stated a commitment to building and training management within their ranks. While there are ample opportunities… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Stack ranking doesn't reward innovation

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Microsoft has some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. They have… Cons: The work culture is competitive to a fault. The forced stack-ranking causes behaviors that undermine a collaborative innovative environment. Every manager that tried… Advice to Senior Management: Eliminate stack ranking. Reward pure innovation. Invest in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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