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No team work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good salary, good benefits. Private office for each person.

Cons

Depends on the team you land in, you may have difference experiences, but based on the review system, people negatively compete and it may get political and instead of trying to change the world, you end up being a politician, and forget the teamwork. They are many failure teams but because of other good teams, company still stands. So it is very crucial to know the team your joining before you accept the offer. And also make sure you ask for the review system because it will surprises you if you are a team player kind of person who sacrifices whereas the review system which is based on your individual shining and visibility. If you get to one of those teams, you end up more that 50% of your time on review system which takes your productivity and meaning the entire team down because it is the same story for all. There is a rumor they will change this broken review system in the following years, but no proof of that yet.

Advice to Management

A good manager should take of all these instead of putting it to everybody's shoulder. Anything that brings moral and productivity down and kills motivation and innovation should be avoided. This review system is against all the goodies of team work and a good manager should filter the team not infected with this.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. MS LATAM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This applies to the LATAM office only (Fort Lauderdale): flexible working schedule and location. Great opportunity to learn new technologies and meet lots of professionals in different areas.

    Cons

    This applies to the LATAM office only (Fort Lauderdale). Very poor on-boarding process that makes employees feel unwelcomed or undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on groups that change or replace contract employees (v-dash) too often. There are low-level managers with a very, very poor attitude towards team members.


  2. Better than some, worse than others

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits. But depending on which group and role you are in, you may earn every bit of it.

    Cons

    Unequal workloads, for some - terrible work life balance. The company infrastructure is still very difficult to make substantial change in.


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