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Life was better in the earlier years.

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Former Employee - Business Administrator  in  Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Loved the people I worked with. Great benefits.

Cons

Review model. I was competing with other admins at my level for a good review. In my organization you had to watch your back, keep track of your peers slip ups and their accomplishments to provide feedback for review time. When I returned from maternity leave I was surprised by my review score.

Compensation could have been better.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Mixed, learned a lot, frustrating in terms of getting things done.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very smart employees, a joy to work with.

    Cons

    The annual review system is flawed,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the hubris

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    2007

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, intellectual capital, engaging work atmosphere

    Cons

    difficult to grow, cross-group collaboration challenges and slow career trajectory in Redmond

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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