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Smart people, great culture, results oriented

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Lead in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Lead in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Microsoft still has the smartest people in the industry and continues to attract top talent. The employees are well taken care of with good salary and benefits and great work environment.

Cons

Senior leadership at Microsoft is primarily focused on personal empire building. Steve Ballmer is not a technology visionary and is unable to lead the company into the future. He seems to have surrounded himself with cronies and yes-men who only share good news, and do not show the real ground truth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The current review model encourages people to work against the interest of the company, while focusing on personal gain. People hide bad news, over play small improvements for visibility and spend a lot of time sucking up to the management chain.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Senior consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great pay master and diversified set of opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance is effected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please provide some vertical growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pros and cons (Review system sucks)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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