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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 (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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    OK for a while

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good benefits, very good location if you're OK not seeing the sun for weeks at times

    Cons

    few growth opportunities, unproductive/unfair reward system, slow-moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change and keep up with times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral 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 (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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