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"An amazing big company with lots of big company problems"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Your other employees are bright, enthusiastic and driven to change the world. Benefits and perks are outstanding, including healthcare, time off with pay, software discounts, pay scales and bonuses.

Cons

Review model makes this a place where only the most agressive and competitive can suceeed.

Advice to Management

Drop the review model.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, incredible opportunites for your career and interesting work. Always pushing the envelope and never statisfied with the status quo. You have a lot of autonomy to make a difference . great people and always challenged by really smart and passionate people

    Cons

    A little too focussed on process and measurement and not enough focus on the Customer and Competions Culture still too much based on individual accountabily and heros not enough reinforcement through compensation for teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the performance review system creates too much internal competition and takes focus of the customer and the competition. Cut back on all of the internal meeting especailly those which require to much preperation and limit the amount of powerpoints


  2. "Lovely company, but I had a terrible time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people

    They take care of all legal matters

    Cons

    Stack rank system is terrible

    My manager was terrible

    I was put into a team very different from what I really wanted, and this was done without my knowledge. I had no choice.

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