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"Good base and benefits - But..."

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Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Healthcare, Base Salary, flexible work outside the office.

Cons

Too big and inefficient, review process results in the loss of very strong employees who had one bad year OR did very well but someone did a little better.

Advice to Management

Get rid of calibration. Merit based reviews.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "an ok company that lacks innovation"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay is good, it has good benefit, nice location and campus. interesting people, great office and facilities

    Cons

    not so interesting problems, some people are not that friendly and helpful, upper management is short-sighted


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stack ranking doesn't reward innovation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. They have great technical challenges and I always had enough hardware and software resources to do my job.

    Cons

    The work culture is competitive to a fault. The forced stack-ranking causes behaviors that undermine a collaborative innovative environment. Every manager that tried to work around the system was replaced. Most employees move around the company regularly and engineers who try to become deep experts are penalized.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate stack ranking. Reward pure innovation. Invest in individuals growth and encourage deep expertise..

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