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"Great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends

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

Pros

Lots of opportunities to grow

Cons

Highly competitive, teamwork may get compromised.

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "I couldn't stand it any more"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice campus, lots of amenities, great benefits.

    Cons

    Highly politicized environment does not reward anyone with personal ethics. You have to be prepared to throw *anybody* under the bus just to keep your job. Actual teamwork is not valued or rewarded. Managers spend way too much time watching who is doing what and when people show up and leave. Individual contributors have to spend way too much time tracking who saw what email and who was in what meeting in order to defend themselves later on. Leave your respect and honor at the door. The culture does not reinforce good personnel management.
    And if you get one manager who you don't get along with, for whatever reason, you are permanently screwed and you should leave ASAP. That's what happened to me.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvent the performance review model and management culture to actually reward good employees. Clean house in management and start over.


  2. "Excellent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunnities for growth.

    Cons

    Politics and feedback system is too involved.

    Advice to Management

    Reward based on merits

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