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"I wanted to "change the world" and in small ways I think I did"

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Former Employee - Various Technical and Consulting Roles in Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Various Technical and Consulting Roles in Sydney (Australia)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

You get to work with some very smart people. Always new challenges to take on and being a global company there are a variety of opportunities to take on if you wish

Cons

The review system was never well done, in spite of promises to the contrary good people get pushed down to fit a curve.

Advice to Management

You need to get back to the innovative core that you once were. I can't help thinking that the company got scared by the whole FTC debacle. Yes, some of what came out was right, and changes had to be made. But now the company seems scared to take a risk because it might get them in trouble.

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    "stable tech company with bad employee review system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company - some teams in the company are doing lots of good innovations like a start up within a big company.

    Cons

    Big company - the whole employee review system is really bad and it is very subjective.


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    "An ageing titan, with its best years possibly behind it"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In it's resurgence, possibly the only company left that's capable of challenging Apple.

    Cons

    The stifling bureaucracy and politics risks killing whatever passion is left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting each other, and start fighting the competition instead!

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