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"A great place to work if you are competitive"

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  • 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. "Toxic environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting work. Good benefits and working conditions. Some great people and technologies.

    Cons

    Toxic and political environment. Very little team spirit. Divisions stab each other in the backs. Frequent reorganizations. Stacked ranking system forces even good people out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of stacked ranking. Truly encourage team spirit and the "One Microsoft" mantra instead of only giving it lip service.


  2. "I was happy working for Microsoft for 9 years - it's a great company and the leadership believes in their employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft has unbeatable benefits, intelligent coworkers and a wealth of resources to help you with your job. They don't politics get in the way of you being successful at your position, and try to eliminate the roadblocks.

    Cons

    It's a large company, so if you are not in Redmond it's difficult to navigate. If you are not, it's tricky to network and find the right contacts.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate more telework positions.


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