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Was a great place to work until the management went downhill

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Former Employee - Consultant  in  Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Made a bundle back when options were king. In my latter years the salary plus bonus was great but the big money was behind me (early 2000s). Being a consultant is great of you like to do something different every day and not stick around when the sh** hits the fan.

Cons

Management in my later years was awful. The goal was to keep you utilized and if that meant putting you on a plane or having you write Excel macros, so be it. Review time was always a crap shoot, you never knew what "mystery" goal was going to turn up to justify a poor (or average if you were lucky) review.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consulting management should better understand how their reports are performing. Reviewing someone by making things up is not a way to develop someones career.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Excellent place to work on the best of what will be used by millions of users

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and opportunity to innovate and grow

    Cons

    Weak HR policies - improving but still needs to change significantly to promote teamwork

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company, great atmosphere, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    huge portfolio of products, you can always find something new to work on. Great flexibility to move from one team to another one. great benefits, awesome work-life balance

    Cons

    rainy seattle is the only location. Microsoft is Redmond-centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set the hiring bar higher, e.g. more Ph.D.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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