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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 for 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.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Sr. Program Manager

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    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 8 years

    Pros

    - good overall deal
    - great benefits
    - big impact
    - smart people
    - great atmosphere

    Cons

    - red tape
    - upper management disconnected from employees
    - lack of grand vision so it's hard to map ones job to the company bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about real problems to solve instead of lots of disconnected cool features that seem interesting in a ppt presentation

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • 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 a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay & benefits. The management on my team is phenomenal at recognizing the strengths of each individual and giving assignments based on those. I really like being able to work from home when I need. Additionally, I haven't been forced to work nights or weekends once my entire career.

    Cons

    I don't really like living in Redmond, and there aren't too many opportunities to work in other cities if you are a technical engineer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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