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Well-compensated, great launch pad for success outside of the company, but quickly losing talent and dog-eat-dog atmos.

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

I worked at Microsoft

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. Benefits
2. Technology at your fingertips
3. Resume builder
4. Clear direction
5. Great work-life balance
6. Amenities, Starbucks Coffee

Cons

1. Review process assessed on a curve (team of 5, one employee will recieve an "underperformer" review regardless of quality performance, unless team is exempted from senior level)
2. Recruitment of family members, best friends, etc. into same department
3. Difficulty keeping talent
4. The "We're Microsoft" mentality, invincibility complex

Advice to Management

Keep an eye on the trends within departments - internal, lateral movement or movement into a less desirable role in the company is often an escape from poor management/leadership but downplayed or unspoken to remain in the "club"

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of experiences, locations and challenges available. Ability to realize these is dependent upon superiors, department and yourself/performance. Poor results will limit your ability to move around and move up so stay focused on the "commits".

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic things to slow you down.... Meeting merry-go-round on a daily basis...


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    Wonderful job - autonomy, amazing tools, support great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Life Balance, Software, Company Store Discounts

    Cons

    Hard to break out of non-exempt roles
    It's a HUGE company
    Promotions aren't very frequent

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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