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"Worrying more about my review than about my customer"

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Work on epic stuff, able to change to many different products from games to operating systems to hardware to productivity products and never leave the company.

Cons

Very siloed; competing with manager for my salary and stock; slow to respond to market changes

Advice to Management

Reward people as groups for collective success

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart intelligent people, Vast variety of work (compilers to online services to video games), Great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Stack ranking not consistent. Some bureaucracy


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    "Entrpreneurial with a BIG VC (Microsoft), energetic, creative, competitive, great people, love it."

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, great industry, excellent leadership, fast-paced, global, investing more in the future.

    Cons

    Big meritocracy; must love being measured for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognzing good performers outside of the normal performance process. More at-a-boys and at-a-girls go a long way.

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