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"Good Company to get your career started"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good opportunities to work on a lot of interesting projects.

Cons

Politics can be heavy. Don't look outside at available resources, focus on recruiting other companies top talent.

Advice to Management

Don't miss experienced resources who have a track record of working at start ups.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Wonderful company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic organization, constant change, great smart people.

    Cons

    Too much internal focus, stringent requirements/timing on promotions

    Advice to Management

    focus on top talent, not "how many months before you can be promoted"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review System Review System"

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

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

    Pros

    some great people to work with-passion for technology, broad opportunity across variety of spaces to work

    Cons

    over the past few years the zero sum, force ranked review system has so negatively impacted the culture -creating a generation of new employees who understand their success requires someone else's failure (and they now actively work toward that) -the brutal death march of 20% of those in the review models w/ 4 and 5 ratings unable to get hired for the most part and the frightening and Orwellian lack of complaint for the totally valid and recognized fear that raising this elephant in the room means being targeted as either victim or non-player.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review system. let managers manage, review and rate their teams and evaluate the managers on their deliverables and ability to drive a strong team. we've myopically distilled what should be a broad statistic for reviewing overall company health w/ a blueprint for negative behavior

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