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"Pros and cons (Review system sucks)"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Staff, Compensation (salary, stocks, bonus) , health/medical/ins, 401, work environment, work schedule, dress code.

Cons

Management, Review system, head to head competition in team work env.

Microsoft really need to think about review process specially evaluating Sr. employees. MS spends a lot of resources to take him to the Sr. level and then spent very few resources to help/find appropriate feet for U/10 employee. Even in all review guides said "5" is not a label, it is label for sure that practiced in every team in MS. To me this very neglected way to manage your assets.
Talking to MS employees I found that lying is pretty common among management.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    solid stable company with steady revenue stream

    Cons

    too much politics and favoritism not enough original ideas and innovation. No vision for growth.

    Advice to Management

    fix the culture. get rid of groups of pals who watch each other's back instead of looking after company's interests.


  2. "scope of impact...amazing...review system...aweful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Dev
    Current Employee - Training Dev
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    access to cool stuff years before anyone else
    where else can you impact billions of users

    Cons

    the review system is stupid and it will bite you eventually

    Advice to Management

    ditch Ballmer, and the review system.


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