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Fantastic opportunities if you want to play the politics to get ahead, a great fit

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Technology is fantastic, they live and breath their products which is a good endorsement for customers. Good flexibility using technology and they do think about fairness in treating people

Cons

Corporate is so big and powerful that it drives business irrelevant activities down the line. Processes are way too complex and get in the way of getting your actual job done. Outsourcing has gone way too far and the company couldn't operate without the 200K+ vendors and contingent staff - so much wasted money and capability.

Advice to Management

Stop deskilling your people, to be a successful services and device company you can't just localise what comes out of Redmond

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Big name but nothing big inside

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Training, Flexi time and other benifits.

    Cons

    Great politics. and very bad work culture. Officially polices support creativity but in real you are never given chance to show your real talent. Or if given then also try to put you down with many other things. Your manager is your god. And there are 2-3 managers at least whom u will be reporting so have to ash lick of all

    Advice to Management

    Make some good Practices and try to save the tallent


  2. Helpful (2)

    Know the game before you enter...Play it well and you can thrive

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is great. You get to use the best of technology, including laptops, tablets and phones. Training is never ending, and there are tons of diverse opportunities to explore.

    Cons

    Employee performance measurement and stack ranking. Despite described process and reviews, under the hood a major component of your assessment is subjective. You will be assigned a rank upon review, with 1 being the best, 5 the worst. If you are assigned a 5 - look for a new job, there is no recovery. Combine this with frequent organizational redesign and there is risk of the stack ranking being used as a tool for "right-sizing" – despite your contribution. Stack ranking also is detrimental to team work. You are measured against your peers. Managers must rank a percentage of employees in each of the 5 levels. So if you help your peers, it could affect your assessment - and will is all the team is performing well. Someone HAS to be a 5...

    Advice to Management

    Too much time and effort is spent looking inward. Shift the focus outward and listen to your customers. Change the employee evaluation process - stack ranking is typically done by companies in financial trouble - and then only until the ship has turned (or sunk).


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