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"Disappointed with the work culture"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

* Good salary, sign-on stock bonus
* Good health benefits, not so good anymore
* Brilliant co-workers

Cons

* Extremely aggressive culture
* Groupism, tendency to not let new people in

Advice to Management

Change the performance review system to encourage co-operation and knowledge sharing among employees. Manager needs to ensure that the team attitude towards new employees should be one of inclusion, make it easy for them to adapt to the new product, teammates, processes at Microsoft.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people - smart and good culture
    Fun work - technology, innovation, impact
    Good pay
    Great benefits
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    Advice to Management

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
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    Cons

    Retail is retail, hours are long and change every week. Review is for the retail division, opportunity to advance is rare. Recruitment focuses outside the company not at promoting within.

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    When possible set hours helps especially if you can. Not giving a set schedule just because you don't want them to get used to it.

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