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14 years at Microsoft, 3 US locations

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Sales Manager
Former Employee - Sales Manager

Pros

outstanding benefits, fair pay, smart people, challenging work that contstantly changes (keeps it interesting). Opportunity to try several different roles without changing companies

Cons

Company is not a small company anymore - lots of red tape and politics to get anything done
Lay-offs that really don't make sense

Advice to ManagementAdvice

don't be afraid to cut the dead weight
be strategic about lay-offs - it's expensive to lay people off and then hire them back again a few months later

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No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Microsoft is a big company, with pockets of greatness and pockets of sadness to found

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Microsoft allows an individual to have a career maintained with one company because there are so many technologies to work with, and numerous organizations as well.

    Cons

    Policies around performance review are severly antiquated and do not have concrete, measurable goals that are guaranteed to further your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of any type of labels altogether (e.g. level 65, contribution rating, job title, etc..). For commitments, have 2 - achived and didn't achieve. Reward greatness on a case by case basis. This will help people focus on their job and ignore distractions like who got what.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II

    Pros

    best benefits as compared to otehr compaines

    Cons

    need more growth in the yearly appraiasal system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More exoperienced

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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