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"Microsoft is a great company to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 (3)

    "The shadow of a former glory"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly beautiful campus. Flexible hours. Still pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Culture-poisoning review system. Engineering mediocrity. Inbred managers.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Ballmer (that's more of an advice to the board, of course). Try to get back to a values-driven culture. Get over the fact that the engineering practices are worthless and that 90,000 very smart people doesn't add up to good engineering up there's no teamwork and no incentive to produce quality work.


  2. 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

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