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"A great place to work if you are competitive"

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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
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits. Work on products that are very well known and used by millions.

Cons

Annual reviews are based on a curve. Even if everyone is an all-star, someone is not getting a bonus, stock, or merit raise.

Advice to Management

Remove the curve from annual reviews.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Adapting to change
    Takes competition seriously
    Work-Life Balance
    Good long term strategy
    Getting ready for the next generation of technology (Devices + Services)

    Cons

    Slow reacting to external changes
    Sometimes, politics play a key role in career development (not what you know, but who you know)
    Still a little egocentric

    Advice to Management

    Keep watching competitors closely and don't forget that they are improving too.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and nice working environment

    Cons

    Still working on Legacy products. Lacks Innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Should have more transparency

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