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"Overall Good experience"

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

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

Pros

Easy to change jobs, exposure to new/ latest technologies

Cons

Takes time to get things done

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to take more risks...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Culture of this company is degrading rapidly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Technology is top notch, smart people, the people you work with in general, compensation

    Cons

    Senior executive leadership, performance system, stack ranking, mandatory 5% attrition and an additional 10% of ruined careers, breeding a culture of mediocrity

    Advice to Management

    Consider a change to the COO/CEO and remove the performance system that is leading to the complete fall of your culture. People are leaving and looking to leave and it is happening now.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with lots of opportunity to move and grow, but no work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on big products used by millions of people, and there are lots of opportunities to learn and grow your skill set because you can move around within the company quite easily. Also provides some of the best benefits you'll ever find from any company. Lots of fun events!

    Cons

    Requires an enormous amount of your time to be effective, so there's little real work/life balance. The performance review process is overly political, pits you against your peers (causing some to be less willing to help you or take credit for things they didn't do), and your ability to do well tends to be tied quite closely to your manager's standing in the management team, and your manager's effectiveness in fighting for you in stack rankings.

    Advice to Management

    Discard the old Gates-style stack ranking process, it's time for it to go.

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