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Very political, but also full of very great people and opportunities.

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Current Employee - Product Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Product Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Microsoft part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great benefits, pay and supportive culture

Cons

Politics can get the better of you sometimes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep pushing the One Microsoft initiative. Fight for your retail side, and figure out how to dovetail it with the LARS it competes with.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great employer for smart but unambitious family-orientated people who love rain

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Overall, a great deal: solid pay, nearly guaranteed annual bonus, stock, opportunity to for recognition. Industry-leading health benefits, 401k, employee matching and many other small perks.

    Cons

    Extremely political, unreasonably difficult to get things done, there are a ton of people who have been there for 20+ years who aren't interested in changing or working too hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could eliminate 30% of the workforce with little impact to the bottom line; find ways to empower the rest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome work and people, but tons of politics

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people to work with. Challenging work and projects.

    Cons

    Politics and "checking the box" on unimportant things and processes overshadowed the actual work to be done. Review process focused too much on politics rather than actual accomplishments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "new" review model still incorporates stack ranking even though it is hidden from employees. Focus on accomplishments of the people as opposed to those that play the political game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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