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Pros and cons (Review system sucks)

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Staff, Compensation (salary, stocks, bonus) , health/medical/ins, 401, work environment, work schedule, dress code.

Cons

Management, Review system, head to head competition in team work env.

Microsoft really need to think about review process specially evaluating Sr. employees. MS spends a lot of resources to take him to the Sr. level and then spent very few resources to help/find appropriate feet for U/10 employee. Even in all review guides said "5" is not a label, it is label for sure that practiced in every team in MS. To me this very neglected way to manage your assets.
Talking to MS employees I found that lying is pretty common among management.

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Disapproves of CEO

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    Stable, safe,

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, safe, easy, just show up and do your job. Won't find many people there any longer looking to change the world.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucratic, no longer cutting edge but trying really hard. Monopoly took a lot of wind out of Microsoft's sails.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for. Needs better upper management/execs.

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    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, work-life balance are all very good, Most lower level managers are good to work for and have your back. Free sodas, discount programs for just about everything, subsidized food in cafeteria. Working with latest technology.

    Cons

    Stack ranking performance system is destroying morale at this great company. Execs and upper level management have no loyalty to US workforce and are constantly trying to move every job offshore to low cost centers. Very poor vision at the top for innovation and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change performance system immediately. Fire the marketing team. Stop pushing out some of the most experienced and talented people in an effort to "young up" Microsoft.

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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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