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"Great company to work for. Needs better upper management/execs."

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Pay, benefits, work-life balance are all very good, Most lower level managers are good to work for and have your back. Free sodas, discount programs for just about everything, subsidized food in cafeteria. Working with latest technology.

Cons

Stack ranking performance system is destroying morale at this great company. Execs and upper level management have no loyalty to US workforce and are constantly trying to move every job offshore to low cost centers. Very poor vision at the top for innovation and growth.

Advice to Management

Change performance system immediately. Fire the marketing team. Stop pushing out some of the most experienced and talented people in an effort to "young up" Microsoft.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good company with good pay and benefits"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall it is good to be part of Microsoft. They pay well, benefits are good. Bonus and stock options are also good.

    Cons

    Responsibility expectation is huge. Recently, they removed the no-cast medical benefits which make all of employees likely take a big cut in their take home salary. 401K match is only 50% where most of the big companies match 100%. Work-balance is always hard to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the 401K match to 100 %.


  2. "good"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, flexibility, telecommute and good bonuses

    Cons

    too much politics and change in health care


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