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"Microsoft is a best place to work"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Multiple personalized cafeterias, free equipment, office with a door, awards, smaller org setting within a huge company, work-life balance, higher pay, benefits, stock options

Cons

Curve review system for FTE that forces managers to give high performing members of their org a bottom score. Mandatory attrition.

Advice to Management

Revamp the review system so everyone has a scorecard that is evaluated once per quarter then the stack rank at the end of the year per level will have metrics and be founded on a more concrete structure.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Stable - No Nonsense JOB"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Smart People in General
    Focus on Delivery
    Great Execution
    Very High Impact

    Cons

    Slow Growth
    Too Many Middle Managers and Complex Political Environment

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a exit strategy for old timers who do not have motivation and skills anymore.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great perks and opportunities to learn. Mediocre Performance Review model."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. Perks of working at one of the largest software companies is cool (beta testing, access to all products for free, etc). Lots of opportunities for lateral movement within the company to work on something totally different.

    Cons

    Review model forces employees to compete with each other instead of collaborate. Lots of focus around 'visibility'. Ie. you get rewarded more if you are the loudest person in the room, but not as much about if you are doing great work.

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