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"overall good, rating and review system is dated and harsh"

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Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

successful company, awesome products, great pay, great benefits,

Cons

work life balance, stress, review system

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "A life-changing experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge ambition
    Driven people
    Big enough to chase the dreams

    Cons

    Getting big, impersonal, and unwieldy
    Inefficient - empowerment leads to uncoordinated and wasteful action

    Advice to Management

    Realize that people do business with people they like; sellers sell what they know; employees recommend what they feel great about. EVERY individual employee is valuable in this equation, not just the top 1%.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Root of all evil = Performance Review Model"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sharp individual contributors, but all the good and hones ones (i.e. who don't play dirty political games) quit.

    Cons

    1) the worst performance review model ... ever! Encourages competition and backstabbing, not collaboration and a healthy team environment.
    2) Deteriorating health benefits
    3) Flat stock
    4) Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    stop living in political circles, either in or out (i.e. be more inclusive and accpeting of other management styles and techniquest). If that's not an option for you old geazers, then get out!


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