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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsDiverse workforce and product portfolio. Movement within the company means you can always find something "new" to do. Excellent benefits even as they've been curtailed over the years.

ConsIn the dwindling minority of Fortune 500 companies that still subscribe to Jack Welch's "Rank and Yank" review system.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    The only thing good is the money

    Marketing Director (Former Employee)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Microsoft pays very well - at least at first. There… Cons: Culture - one of the most poisonous working environments I have ever encountered. Highly political. Completely NON transparent. Wasteful. And very UNproductive. Opportunity - almost none.… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of stack ranking. Fire every single person at the VP and GM level… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Crapshoot Based on your Team

    Consultant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year


    Pros: There are obvious benefits to working at Microsoft. If you can hit your targets, you can make a good deal of money. They offer a… Cons: The problem is that it's a total crapshoot when it comes to your team and your manager. If you get a good team and manager,… Advice to Senior Management: We're not numbers! Not everything fits into quantifiable statistics, and not everyone who hits those metrics deserve the accolades they receive. It's about quality of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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