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Attorney at Microsoft

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA

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

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

Pros

Great place to work, intellectual challenging

Cons

Rating system needs to be overhauled

Advice to Management

Change the review system

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  1. Fast pace and slow strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people
    International career opportunities
    Fantastic benefits
    Very solid company values
    Diversity is emphasized

    Cons

    Can be very political
    Analysis paralysis - decision making is sometimes slow and risk adverse
    Review system is archaic and can lead to counterproductive behavior
    Genuine cross-teamwork is hard to find
    Overall, it feels very much like a large and slow corporation, although there are pockets of agility and nimble product development, go to market and sales approaches

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the culture to drive more creativity and faster decision making
    Drop the current review system - has tons of issues
    Look at smaller startups for clues on how to modernize and refresh the corporate culture
    Reenergize the partner channel


  2. Helpful (4)

    No work-life balance; Demotivating Performance review system,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    global company
    great training opportunities
    pockets of great, smart people

    Cons

    no work-life balance
    stack ranking makes no sense and pits team members against one another. one bad manager can ruin your career and bad managers run rampagnt

    Advice to Management

    As you are trying to turn around the company and lead in the market, don't forget the importance of the people element - work on motivating employees. and if you want teams and individuals to work together and collaborate, then don't pit them against one another by stack ranking at review time


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