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

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Good company with good pay and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it is good to be part of Microsoft. They pay well, benefits are good. Bonus and stock options are also good.

    Cons

    Responsibility expectation is huge. Recently, they removed the no-cast medical benefits which make all of employees likely take a big cut in their take home salary. 401K match is only 50% where most of the big companies match 100%. Work-balance is always hard to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the 401K match to 100 %.


  2. My 14 years at Microsoft

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Usually get to work with smart people Stable company You work here if you want to change the world Solid Technology company

    Cons

    Reviews are not tied to your job performance or the work you do. More of a popularity contest Very political environment, agree with their politics, or get out of the company Technical people are leaving the company for greener pastures Lot of bureaucracy, slow moving Not focused on gaining market share or revenue Employees compete with each other not with competitors, look at stock price compared to other tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep Steve Ballmer, but get rid of the layers of middle and senior management


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