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"A great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits, great salary, great people. There is a lot to love about this company.

Cons

Upper management sucks, stack ranking sucks, *everyone* is an overachiever and if you are not then you will stand out for it.

Advice to Management

Stop the stack ranking as it discourages cooperation and keeps people from doing things that may help the company. Listen to consumers more.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft Research"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere. Friendly work environment. Wine down. Beautiful building. Great food. Hands on new technology. Friendly support staff. Go msrsupp!

    Cons

    None really. Its far from the Commons. Walking can be a pain and that's all I can think of as a Con.

    Advice to Management

    Say yes more


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting time to make your mark here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is going through a lot of change at the moment, but it's a good thing as the different groups are becoming more aligned. Good work/life balance here and managers in my group seem very vested in making sure their staff is having and motivated. Opportunites to move up are plentiful.

    Cons

    Like many others, I find the review system annoying. Managers are forced to rank their staff and 'fight' with other managers for ranking among the division. This means that even good employees may get a lower-than-deserved grade because someone has to rank lower than others. It can be demoralizing for those who wind up there. however, management seems to be aware it needs to be fixed, although they don't seem to be doing much about it at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the review system so that is more fair and doesn't penalize good workers. Other companies have better review systems in place, so it can be done.

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