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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 (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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  1. Good for learning/building industry experience after graduating from school, but not as competitive as other companies.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance coverage. Capable colleagues. Can get interesting projects to work on if lucky enough. Single window office if you are senior enough.

    Cons

    Lower overall compensation compared to competitor companies. Don't like the review system at all. Don't think the current executives are competitive.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    It was really cool and awesome.

    Cons

    It was hard and stressful.

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