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"Microsoft is a sweat shop"

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Current Employee - Senior TAM in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior TAM in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

My init stock options were impressive, back in the day...

Cons

Stock is going nowhere, their review process sucks and dog eat dog shop.

Advice to Management

replace steveb

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Your manager owns your"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good compensation & benefits.
    - Looks good in the resume

    Cons

    - You manager has TOTAL control over your destiny, and that includes you future career opportunities within MS, your work/life balance, and virtually everything must be aproved by your manager. It totally up to them to rate you, regardless of your previous ratings. It's up to them to decide that you'r late, even if you're ahead anyone else with your work. The stack review system made it clear where the boundary is for people to turn into a**holes.

    Advice to Management

    Democratize the culture. Giving too much power to the immediate manager will only drive people away of your company, especially the ones that have other options and don't have trouble finding a new job.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, diversified ambient, good benefits, lots of different projects to work on, very intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    Experience on company may depend on your manager (more than in other places).

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