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Very good company to work for if you can handle the Pacific Northwest weather

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

- Very smart people
- Good culture
- Generally very good compensation, but not the best in the industry
- Ability to change teams within Microsoft every 2 years (depending on good performance)
- Lots of different teams all with different ways of operating, and work environment - feels like lots of little companies under a big umbrella (not sure if this is a pro or con)

Cons

- Smart people tend to be not too social
- Can get comfortable
- Lots of long-timers make the company feels like the government
- Top-down direction (depending on your team)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace the review system with something that the employees will approve of.

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    Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Reno, NV

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, work from home flexibility, supports education advancement, and provides real opportunities for interns.

    Cons

    A evaluation system that used the bell curve, that worked against collaboration and destroyed good solid teams, especially smaller teams that were solid but the mandatory "bottom" level of the curve made a excellent employee look bad, whose only crime was being in a smaller group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your bell curve rating with the "chop them off" approach. I was not a victim of this, I quit the company. However, I watched what it did psychologically to others on the team. It destroyed any creativeness, and forced managers to play a numbers game instead of develop people.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Awesome company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for, good work life balance

    Cons

    Need more innovation culture inside the company

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