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"going down, fasst.."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

good benefits, good compensation, generally smart people -- some decent product ideas

Cons

too much politics, dead wood (totally useless senior management), too much back stabbing

Advice to Management

Fire some old executives, get some fresh blood, culture, ideas

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best company for personal development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Endless opportunity to grow your career (if you put in the effort to learn, do, and connect)
    Scale - not many companies have the global recognition and impact that Microsoft has
    Wickedly smart people to work with

    Cons

    BIG and slow - decision making is a very long process and involves way too many "stakeholders"
    External perception
    Review system (and I am in HR)
    Culture is very "me-centric" and that is directly related to the performance management system. Forced distribution will create this type of behavior

    Advice to Management

    Lose the peer comparative ranking system all together. Don't just change a few things and rename the process. Lose the comparative ranking or you will always have a culture that focuses more on checking boxes in their individual commitments vs. doing what is right for the company and shareholders.


  2. "the best company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance
    employee benefits
    lots of parties
    Best culture

    Cons

    Employee becomes expert only in Microsoft technologies. But not outside ones

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