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Takes good care of employees; can be stogy and bureaucratic

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Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

great benefits; excellent pay
lots of different kinds of projects
many smart people
flexible work arrangements
global worksites
excellent facilities

Cons

almost always a follower in the market
slow to move
management is not incentivized to make things work well across the whole product portfolio
stock is only good for the dividend
maddening bureaucracies abound

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Emphasize flawless experiences across the whole product portfolio.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    high pay, employees are empowered to make decisions, excellent benefits and working conditions

    Cons

    stack ranking system is a nightmare. employees who excel at what they do and wish to stay with their current job are not appreciated. you must keep moving or drown at Microsoft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let employees who excel at their jobs stick with it. otherwise they move until the peter principle takes effect and they are let go for meeting their commitments. stop using the stack ranking system. it will never be fair as long as managers have quotas to fill for each ranking.

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  2. Great Company, Great Culture, Great People

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

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

    Pros

    I love working at this company. It's one of the best companies to work for. You are treated with respect and I've been across two business lines now. Many things to do outside of work and the product discounts are fantastic. If I have it my way, I'll retire from this company!

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more feedback in to up and coming products from all the employees before launch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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