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"Great company to work for until your luck runs out"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change without leaving the company.
Benefits are top-notch.
Compensation is finally (as of 2012) up to par with other big local players.

Cons

Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager.
Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid getting the bottom 2 ratings (which 20% of the people HAVE to receive). It's next to impossible to go anywhere in the company with a bad rating.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    I love Microsoft. Love the products, love the way it takes care of its people. Best Company.....

    Cons

    None, great place to work. No complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for promotions easier.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A run-of-the-mill workplace..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A vast company and a solid workplace to start off with before you move to greener pastures. It was a great company once.

    Cons

    It is only a shadow of its former self. The engineering processes have matured and the rot of excessive management makes it a living hell.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave and move to other workplaces where you can actually make a difference.

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