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A great place to work if you are competitive

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits. Work on products that are very well known and used by millions.

Cons

Annual reviews are based on a curve. Even if everyone is an all-star, someone is not getting a bonus, stock, or merit raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove the curve from annual reviews.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Finance and Operations

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good recruiting team to get you into the door.

    Cons

    Terrible on boarding process for new hires.
    If you have a lousy bosses will put you at a huge disadvantage when it comes to calibration and forced ranking for year end reviews.
    If you are in finance best to avoid. Skills and experience none transferable.
    Calibration process had finance being ranked against levels in sales, development and IT. That is a situation that a finance person will lose.
    Most toe company line so do not be a disruptor or bring in new ideas from the outside that might hurt the Redmond bubble.
    Need to be good at politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get remove most of management. Slow and stale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and nice working environment

    Cons

    Still working on Legacy products. Lacks Innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have more transparency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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