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"Competitive but rewarding"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - User Experience Research Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - User Experience Research Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of opportunities to move around and work on different products, good benefits (though not as good as it used to be), competitive salaries.

Cons

Very competitive environment with a review system that discourages people from working together. It can be extremely cuthroat, especially as you go up in the levels.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the stack ranking!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Intense"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is solid good, benefits have been great, "Golden Handcuffs" are pretty cool.

    Cons

    So business and stakeholder centric that humans get in the way.


  2. "Lots of room for you to be creative."

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Lots of diverse opportunities
    -Stability

    Cons

    -Some areas are not as cutting-edge
    -Higher average age of employees

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