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Awesome place to work

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay package and work culture, work with some of the smartest people on high impact products. Work on features used by hundreds of millions thru out the world.

Cons

Growth may be slower compared to competition as the company is more mature.

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    6 months on board ... New Hire!

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great onboarding practices to bring new hires up to speed at any level.

    Cons

    Performance ranking and calibration measures drive behavior and measurement that isn't consistent with an individual's overall ability to contribute. It is 12 month bound and doesn't reflect the value of a particular employee who may have had a bad year for internal or external reasons.

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    The Microsoft I joined in 1999 is not the same Microsoft I left in 2010.

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    Former Employee - Compliance Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Compliance Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Same Microsoft who is no longer the Operating System company and Office Productivity Suite company. They are much more than that which I dare called a All-in-One solution for the customers computing needs...

    Cons

    Long gone are the Microsoft team members who actually cared about others they worked with, cared about the customers they bring value to in the form of software and service products they sell. The company is loaded with people with personal agendas such as self preservation and self serving attitudes. These people treat a job at Microsoft as if it was a 9-to-5 bank teller job....

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to shake things up. I doubt many of the people working there can only see things from a "micro" perspective and not a "macro" one....

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