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A great experience

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Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits (including the new Health Plan) and pay. As a large company, there are many opportunities for advancement in a role, and moving to different roles is encouraged. You'll work with some of the smartest and most talented people you'll ever meet.

Cons

A highly competitive and political environment. While this breeds hard work, being stack-ranked against your teams and peers creates an environment where self-promotion becomes the road to advancement, encouraging employees focus less on what employees could accomplish as a team, and more on setting themselves up each year to sell what they've done as an individual. Work-life balance is generally not possible if you wish to succeed.

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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Diverse 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Diversity of products and experiences. Manager your own career. Work Life Balance. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Recognizing talent across similar jobs/roles. Very Competitive.

    Recommends
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