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Great people, exciting work

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  • Senior Management
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)

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

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 Management

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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  1. Great company, too fat

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, very talented people, very accomodating, wonderful compensation and benefits, high quality products

    Cons

    Very fat company; difficult to trim the fat.


  2. Great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Very rewarding work environment for most of the people I know.

    Cons

    The company used to be filled with the smartest people in the world. Now, not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to a 6 month review. The one year cycle is way too long and it's letting the lazy charge at the end for the high review scores. It happens a lot more than you realize. Very disheartening for those of us who want to do a good job and build great products full time.


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