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Great culture and innumerable opportunities!!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Amazing environment, great benefits, smart folks, endless opportunities, technology heaven!!

Cons

The stack ranking system puts unnecessary pressure.
Some jobs appear redundant.
Too many office moves seem wasteful.

Advice to Management

If there was a good performance measurement system then a forced stack ranking wouldn't be necessary. Poor performers would be fired and good performers wouldn't be forced out of their jobs.

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  1. Great technology; lost cycles developing worthless muscles

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome tech. Really smart people. Global diversity. Culture is still based in innovation. As far as companies, in America go, this is one of the best.

    Cons

    Feels like congress sometimes. Politics and duplicative work assignments lead to gross inefficiencies. Growth here is not real, unless you feel like more responsibility at the same pay rate is professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in yourself as leaders. Grow leadership muscles. Rethink the fact that someone needs to leave MSFT and come back 6 months later; if they want to progress in their career. That is just silly.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Not the company it once was

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty good (not great).

    Cons

    Most of the agressive business tactics that made Microsoft a powerhouse to be respected, feared, and (by some) reviled are a thing of the past. Instead of focusing on the competition, most people seem to spend their day figuring out how to beat the guy in the office next door.

    Advice to Management

    You've created a culture of non-stop internal politics while your competitors have successfully eroded all of your core brands. The amount of time dedicated to "managing your Microsoft career" should tell you that your model is broken.


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