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"Microsoft is a great company to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

You can find a group that will interest you. There are lots of opportunities within Microsoft. Also Microsoft has great benefits and supports charities and tries to be a green company. You can make a big impact in Technology world and to customers.

Cons

I think the review model should be redefined. Having a curve system and stack ranking is not the best solution and it impacts employee's productivity in a bad way.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "What once was great is no longer - my 10 year tenure is now coming to an end!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is average to above average and is competitive for the industry. Health benefits are still pretty good after moving to PPO model in 2013. Discounts on Microsoft software and XBOX.

    Cons

    "Rank and spank" stack-rank review system is a nightmare and is now driving out the tenured & talented people in droves. Couple this with the changes to health benefits and MS is going to be hurting having no one to support their products outside of the jokes in India. Everyone is miserable due to the ranking system and horrendous lack of any work/life balance. Management is a joke and they offer no real help in career progression or development.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Steve B and the stack-rank review system. Get rid of on-call duties as you're a global company for gosh sake. Give your employees some room to breathe and not feel like they have to work 'round the clock even from home to maybe squeak out that above average review for the year. Move your support back to the good 'ol USA and close your subpar sweat support shops!


  2. "Great company with amazing benefits."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great coworkers. Its a job where I look forward to work. Can't say that about most jobs. My coworkers make it fun.

    Cons

    Stressful at times. But this is true of most jobs. Sometimes you just need to take a nice break and give yourself some time to relax.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page. Sometimes management is on different pages its sometimes hard to know what's going on.

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