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Great Company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Redmond, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people to work with

Cons

Quotas are out of line with reality and calibration is brutal and not fair at all.

Advice to Management

Get rid of stack ranking and firing the bottom 10% each year.

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  1. Can you do the 2-step shuffle

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    The best healthcare in the world.

    Cons

    You'll need it if you really want to get something done.

  2. Average retail experience

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free beverages, playing xbox while working, easygoing staff

    Cons

    no desire to advance within company, always compared to Apple

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