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Great benefits but too stressful

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The best benefits around: good pay, excellent medical, free drinks, etc.

Cons

Very stressful and hectic; cut throat culture and no room for 'nice guys'. No matter how much you give, more is needed. Granted this may be different between groups within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to everyone, it seems you pay more attention to and acknowledge those who are very vocal but you seem to ignore those who are more reserved.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lots of opportunities, but a challenging culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, lots of movement if you like to change jobs alot. Company is so big and in so many markets and market segments just about every job you would ever want exists somewhere at the company. Employee review process, goal setting process and career growth process are very formalized.

    Cons

    I worked there while the employee stack rank and scoring process was still in place. As a people manager and as an individual contributor I had both positive and negative experiences with the process. Top performers were rewarded, but I was also required to make decisions which I didn't think were fair to my staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Microsoft has no loyalty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The salary is good and you get a lot of discounts/perks. Flexible schedules so you can go to appointments during the day.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is VERY hard to come by and some groups are in constant fire drill mode. The review "curve" means someone on a team of rock stars is going to get a crappy review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the review "curve". If someone has a team of rock stars, they should all be rewarded for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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