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"Great company to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent company, great people, great compensation packages

Cons

review system can cause competition instead of cooperation

Advice to Management

end forced stack ranking

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Come as you are, do what you love. And breathe Microsoft values."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, strong internal culture of openness and continuous follow-up.

    Cons

    You must truely embrace the internal culture. Otherwise, you won't fit.


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    "Biggest gap between values and real-life behavior."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Moscow (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of knowledge, flexible hours, office, some processes are really good

    Cons

    The key problem is that the company lost true leaders and the existing ones have been wildly praising their own importance by over-exaggerating anything that may sound nice. This cultivated truly ego-centric behavior (was there before, but not that dramatic!!), completely misaligned with original values that focused on teamwork and actual achievements. Biggest priority became is how you report, make an excellent selling story and present to the management without sound criticism and deep insights. Showing off and influencing others for bad decisions became the core competence. Anything or anyone who moves to get this bubble transparent and facts-measured is obstructed and often destroyed at early stage. Amazing sensitivity and aggression for changing marketing agencies also had a bad smell. In a nutshell, big investment in HR branding, real disappointment in doing real job.

    Advice to Management

    Make it real or go home.

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