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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Excellent place to work"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work culture is positive and creative

    Cons

    hours are demanding, complexity is high


  2. "Microsoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, smart people and benefits.

    Cons

    Collaboration between divisions can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Force better Collaboration between divisions.

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