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Very organized, and many great engineers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Has good structure in many ways, and I see many engineers try to do things right. Team change is relatively easy.

Cons

Difficult to let go what it already has and thus difficult innovate sometimes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Microsoft is a great place to work - great benefits & advancement opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the benefits and the advancement opportunities. The health care changed this year but it's still better than most places. They also focus on your career and advancement which is great! It's also a casual dress environment which I personally love!

    Cons

    The cons are the work-life-balance. Most people seem to always be busy and the amount of meetings and email is unreal!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more job-share, part-time or telework opportunities and focus more on work-life-balance. I know it's a top priority in some orgs but could have even more focus and creative solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, exciting work

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Top notch people in virtually all functons
    Despite external perception that MS is 'the new IBM" there are some really cool projects going on and company working better across divisions than ever before.

    Cons

    the performance review process is deeply flawed. it doesn't drive culture of collaboration, even though most people work together well despite the distribution curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the performance system, it sucks. manage out poor performers and reward the superstars without having to create "C" labels on the other 70% of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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