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A company full of resources

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Good processes
Lots of resources and experts to talk too
Great benefits
More flexible working styles in about 60% of available jobs, some though are 8-5, or clock oriented
Work with smart people
Beautiful Redmond Campus with Great cafeterias right on campus
Microsoft employees are amazing at Rallying to a new vision, when one is set.

Cons

Highly competitive
Expected to work independently, without direction, but still held to a high output goal
Expect to work more like 50 hours a week, including checking email on the weekends
Only hourly employees would get overtime
Such a large company that sometimes there are conflicting agendas: example - "don't hire more vendors that have badge access AND ALSO Headcount freezes and scrutiny on replacing open slots" So, sometimes the work is heavy, but they don't reduce the expectations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The orange badge policy is silly, for no payback. Either let open spots be filled, or let the employees hire the vendor help.

Change the bell curve model for annual employee reviews. If you hire A+ performers, there is no reason to think that 25% of them will be low performers, mathematically speaking. Inspire everyone to be great by setting divisional goals with rewards.

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    great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    great place to work long term

    Cons

    big company hard to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, good pay!

    Cons

    Not all teams are treated equal.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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