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"Up or out"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Got to work with some great folks.

Cons

If you are not promoted on a regular cycle, you are moved out of the company. Stack ranking creates a competitive environment that is detrimental to innovation and improvement.

Advice to Management

Get rid of stack ranking.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Excellent business people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Product Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Product Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Great caliber of peers
    Commitment to healthy workplace
    Clear business direction

    Cons

    Process heavy
    Bureaucratic
    Focused on maintaining status quo

    Advice to Management

    Reward risk


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Benefits , People , Working with latest technology

    Cons

    Review system forces individualism instead of team work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback about reviews

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