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"Senior Finance Manager"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexibility, great sign on bonus, great medical benefits, diverse staff, fun activities for employees, friendly people

Cons

Not as competitive salary, not always clear roles and responsibilities, constant change

Advice to Management

Try to establish more clear processes and hold people accountable for deliverables

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people in a highly political company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Microsoft is a iconic name that still attracts young professionals.
    - Looks good on resume, other companies know if you can manage the work/life balance at this company then you are no slacker.
    - Pay is good for entry level but for industry hires look elsewhere
    - Smart people that are experts in what they do

    Cons

    I can write many things here:

    - Highly political company that rewards people that can play the game
      * Send bunch of email --> This shows you are working according to managers
      * Suck up to your manager --> This is how people are getting promoted
      * Do less of what is assigned to you and more of useless tools to have "impact" cross teams

    - Stack ranking system with forced curve
      * Even if you have a team full of rock star engineers 1 or 2 will be getting a rating of 4, 5.
      * This system forces competition among peers rather than collaboration
      * Even if you work very hard to improve the feature/quality you are not rewarded because it's "expected". While someone else can work 9-5 and do a silly script to automate stuff is valued

    - Far too many Program managers
      * These people don't contribute less than quarter of what engineers(SDE/SDET) do
      * Great talented people that are forced into this role to do data entry

    Overall: Microsoft looks very good from outside, however it's a contrast when you are inside.

    Advice to Management

    - Convert PMs into Software Engineers
    - Remove Forced curve on performance review
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  2. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and performance based bonuses.

    Cons

    Corporate MS did not have a strategic plan when they acquired this startup.

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