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Good stable company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Lots of choices for teams to work in.

Cons

Too big and slow, hard to get visibility. Right manager means everything.

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  1. 15 years of planning and strategy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are great people to work with.
    they give you good resources
    there is decent pay incentives

    Cons

    Very competitive
    A culture that you have to be seen...so have to be in the office
    Not decision driven

    Advice to Management

    Your folks know what needs to be done. Let them go and do it.
    Redo your bell curve to make sure to include cooperation and support.


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    Exciting time to make your mark here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY

    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

    The company is going through a lot of change at the moment, but it's a good thing as the different groups are becoming more aligned. Good work/life balance here and managers in my group seem very vested in making sure their staff is having and motivated. Opportunites to move up are plentiful.

    Cons

    Like many others, I find the review system annoying. Managers are forced to rank their staff and 'fight' with other managers for ranking among the division. This means that even good employees may get a lower-than-deserved grade because someone has to rank lower than others. It can be demoralizing for those who wind up there. however, management seems to be aware it needs to be fixed, although they don't seem to be doing much about it at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the review system so that is more fair and doesn't penalize good workers. Other companies have better review systems in place, so it can be done.


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