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Great people, messed up processes.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsGreat people
Good work
Some cool products
Impact to billions

ConsPerformance Review model - BAD BAD BAD.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop forcing a curve down the hardworking employees' throat. In Principal band especially, after all the group managers take top spots, hard working ICs and leads get just breadcrumbs. Everyone knows who works their butt off to deliver products, but rewards go to group managers. Also, stop comparing group managers against ICs in the same bucket- they do completely different job!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning at big software company

    Director (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: Great people, unlimited resources, global-size projects Cons: Constant battle to take customer-first actions Advice to Senior Management: Invest in management training & incentives for collaboration No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good to work for Microsoft

    Software Design Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: stable, good benefit, everything has schedule Cons: too much reorg, internal fight Advice to Senior Management: focus on technology, focus on innovation No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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