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"Best five years of employment ever!"

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Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Worked with some of the smartest people in the world. Fantastic team, great leadership, terrific work environment.

Cons

too few to mention, it was a great place to work and I enjoyed it until I got burned out on the phones. My getting tired of support calls wasn't a Microsoft issue.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Microsoft is one large ship"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great learning environment and place to build critical business management skills, especially across v-teams. You generally get what you put into the role and there is a willingness to support employees with personal growth in education and leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    The calibration system on a curve does not motivate managers to build great teams. It actually forces employees to compete against each other which does not build strong teams. They need less product pushing and more storytelling from the customer's point of view.

    Advice to Management

    If you have all A players and have to consistently give high performers bad scores just because you have to have someone at the bottom, then the you will lose great talent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company is changing"

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    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Losing the trust in your employees. Micromanagement is now the standard instead of trust.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire Sr. people, trust they will do the job and if the numbers are there, let them run with their role.

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