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Great people, messed up processes.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great people
Good work
Some cool products
Impact to billions

Cons

Performance Review model - BAD BAD BAD.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop 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!!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good to work for Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

    focus on technology, focus on innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Drinking through a fire hose

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Resources, smart people, name brand, Pacific NW great environment

    Cons

    Smart people think they are smarter than they are, brand is splintering and suffering, work satisfaction and challenge depends on manager at the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More carrots, fewer sticks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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