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"Don't pass up a chance to work at Microsoft."

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people to work with. Generous benefits. Plenty of resources and leeway to do your work. They place a lot of trust in their employees to do the right thing.

Cons

Lots of competition, vertical movement is difficult. Usually have to move out to move up. Stack ranking can work against you if you're a solid performer but not ambitious (department dependent). If you are ambitious then get in line. Work/life balance will likely suffer if you want to move up the chain.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "challenging but satisfying"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Team Leader in Raanana (Israel)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Team Leader in Raanana (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work environment, educating position, quality of people

    Cons

    can be very stressful and demanding if you lack ambition


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Slog culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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