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"Review system promotes employees being unjustly labeled for good or bad"

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Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Access to technology, working with the best and brightest, fast paced changing environment, tough problems to solve, opportunities to do new things.

Cons

Leadership, review model promotes employees being unjustly labeled to meet a curve & budget, bias exists -- enginneering favored over business/operational roles. Business is too often seen a "non-core".

Advice to Management

1. Focus on empowering women through executive sponsorship...enable just as many women to take on big challenges in unchartered territory as men. 2. Change the review model to a project based review model to promote cross group collaboration, innovation and limit silo'd execution.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, depends on which team you have worklife balance

    Cons

    Middle management get tangled in office politics a lot


  2. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, lots of smart people. Good salary and benefits. Easy enough to move to different teams/divisions if you want to work on something different.

    Cons

    They do pretty much everything, so you might get stuck working on a less-than-exciting part of a product that no one has ever heard of. There are also too many layers of management/it's too big of a company.

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