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"Slog culture"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good physical infrastructure provided by company
Get to work on latest technologies

Cons

Work long hours
Highly competitive
Sometimes have to work in not good products like FIM, BizTalk
Very poor performance evaluation system where bottom 5% of employees are put on performance improvement or kicked out. Another 15% get less than 50% bonus.

Advice to Management

You are disregarding the bottom 20% of the employees. They do not get much bonus and are insulted within the company both by peers and management. Not good for team work.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Too matrixed but pays well"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a prominent company that values hiring competent people. You'll work around smart folks and that helps you to grow your own skills. They pay well, and once you're in Microsoft you'll have pretty good job security and can transfer to new positions easily.

    Cons

    It's difficult to be productive because too many people get in the way. With so many smart people and reviews that use forced bell curves, employees feel pitted against each other and many resort to political infighting rather than making decisions that are best for the company. It's also difficult to move up because Microsoft often values hiring external people for management roles but will shuffle the internal people around for lateral moves.


  2. "Software Development Engineer in Test"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very responsive management, great work culture,fair amount of work life balance

    Cons

    not enough aaggresive in approach


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