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Really boring place. No spirit.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

Pros

I have excellent Benefits. I haven't had a single health care expense since starting, no premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. The legal benefit is excellent

Cons

Not much work life balance. It's not a fun place. Everyone is competing against each other. I don't think my accomplishments are always noted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You haven't done a very good job valuing my accomplishments. I sometimes feel there is some degree of cultural bias when it comes to reviews and promotions. You are constantly playing catch up to competitors. Try to get ahead of the curve.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Microsoft as a company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Benefits
    - People

    Cons

    - Disconnect between mid and senior management
    - Promotion (on-ground) not transparent
    - Too much power to managers (no check & balances in reality)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Make sure mid managers do not weild authority
    - Too much of ego
    - Get rid of one-fit-all attitude especially for folks who have been at msft for several years

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad job if you have a "good" lead/manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    1. Lot of different opportunities within the company
    2. Good people resources - lot of smart people to interact with
    3. Awesome benefits
    4. Microsoft is a great name to have on your resume

    Cons

    1. Review process SUCKS. Your promotion is decided mainly by your manager. He needs to be willing to "fight" for you. So, that means, you need to kiss his ass. Or at least, not get on his "bad" side.
    2. Rewards are relatively bad. You need to be in top 20% for a good reward. Otherwise, the increments won't even cover inflation.
    3. Some teams have really bad work-life balance and some have bankers hours. The earlier ones don't necessarily get any better recognition.
    4. Company does not encourage much innovation. There is no easy way to propose your ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your review process. Otherwise, you are going to lose lot of good talent to your competitors. Create ways to promote innovation.

    Disapproves of CEO
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