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Former Employee - Senior Consultant
Former Employee - Senior Consultant

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

Pros

Got to do the job I love

Cons

too much back stabbing and petty politics

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    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.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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