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"A nice company to work for"

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

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

Pros

Work/Life balance is not bad (but depends on group)
have your own office

Cons

Too many levels of management

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "What a political hellhole"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, cool technology, generous bonus

    Cons

    Unresponsive management, rampant incompetence, non-stop politics, the company treats every utterance and action like it's a lawsuit waiting to happen, force-rank removal system means all teams are constantly in flux which leads to an every-man-for-themselves culture where you will be thrown under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Time to spend more time in the field


  2. "Great first job in the industry."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High likelihood of working with talented technical leaders. Great networking opportunity. Easy to change jobs (and even disciplines) if appropriate. Relatively low pressure given size and stability of the company.

    Cons

    Yearly evaluations stack rank you against your immediate peers, which creates an environment of internal competition (distracting from the actual competition). Truly horrible middle-managers. Lots of dead weight, and lots of very senior disengaged people who are only coasting.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your managers -- they can make or break careers, and demoralize employees very easily. It's a fair assumption none of them has been groomed to manage people.

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