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Great company and will get better with new CEO

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

- Ability to impact to millions of customers
- Good work life balance
- Great HR and focus on employee satisfaction
- Awesome immigration processes
- Philanthropy is encouraged and the best employee giving program on the planet

Cons

- Big company challenges of innovating at speed
- Lots of silos and code duplication so each team reinvents the wheel
- Hard to fire people, so even the non-performers with ppl with personal agendas stay for a long time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Need to start thinking like a start up

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    Relaxed environment

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on good algorithms and loads of perks.

    Cons

    Annual review process is not good and it bitters your relationship with your peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the annual review process and just see how one performed rather than doing the stack ranking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very good company; great benefits; great learning and development resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, very friendly casual work atmosphere, opportunity for career advancement, and amazing benefits (yes, perhaps still the best in any where in the Puget Sound). The company and management cares about your well-being.

    Cons

    Most everyone is absorbed in the stack ranking mastery and staying safe; very little innovation, creative thinking, problem solving, or taking initiative. Much energy is put on internal systems and fitting in to the same box. Not much inspiring, pioneering, diverse, or authentic thinking (employees and leadership); more of the same type, old-fashioned, skill maintenance emphasis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to Think Different! Reward those who come up with new things. Loosen the grip on forced compliance. Let employees be authentic not robotic. Be open to look around and learn from cool new things-irrespective of where it comes from.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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