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Fantastic place to work!!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

Pros

Working at Microsoft provides great benefits, comfortable work spaces, friendly coworkers, great attention and support to all employees! All part of the companies culture and values.

Cons

There should be a more complete/robust action plan for new interns to find their place inside the company.

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    Overall good company but success depends on working for the right manager and gaining respect of others.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flex schedule and ability to work remote. Management understood employees had to balance family and work priorities. This varies by group.
    Good medical benefits: was 100% employer paid but that has changed now.
    Opportunities for growth and advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Forced stack ranking of employees penalizes managers with high productive teams and creates environment where their is internal competition within the same team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the stack ranking of your employees. Employee focus should be on how to gain competitive edge on Microsoft's competitors and not within the organization.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall, best job I ever had.

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    Former Employee - Business Architect
    Former Employee - Business Architect

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity, challenging work, good training (continuous). Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Barely legal rating rating scale. Low level managers are forced to rate on all levels of this scale, regardless of commitment attainment. Lowest scale level is at risk of termination. Right around year 8-9, it is hard to keep your job. If you make it to 11 years, there is some modicum of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage, don't dictate. Also, try motivating, not "de-motivating" employees.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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