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"Great people, exciting work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Top notch people in virtually all functons
Despite external perception that MS is 'the new IBM" there are some really cool projects going on and company working better across divisions than ever before.

Cons

the performance review process is deeply flawed. it doesn't drive culture of collaboration, even though most people work together well despite the distribution curve.

Advice to Management

change the performance system, it sucks. manage out poor performers and reward the superstars without having to create "C" labels on the other 70% of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and innumerable opportunities!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment, great benefits, smart folks, endless opportunities, technology heaven!!

    Cons

    The stack ranking system puts unnecessary pressure.
    Some jobs appear redundant.
    Too many office moves seem wasteful.

    Advice to Management

    If there was a good performance measurement system then a forced stack ranking wouldn't be necessary. Poor performers would be fired and good performers wouldn't be forced out of their jobs.


  2. "Good research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's about research. Lots of freedom. At least in my group.

    Cons

    Not growing, and the trend is to contribute to products as much as possible.

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