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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

great benefits, appreciation for good work, opportunities, scope, it's like a microcosm of several different products/companies all working together for the same common goal

Cons

sometimes slow because of its size. Sometimes has a higher tolerance for mediocrity than what is acceptable for a reputable brand. Sometimes the company pays for internal politicking

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Performance Review system will eventually bite you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to move around within the company
    Bleeding edge products (though that's less than before)
    Company security

    Cons

    Performance review system punishes great employees & great managers
    Lots of folks means you usually specialize - less job variety
    Lack of performance-supported teamwork means less collaboration and more politics

    Advice to Management

    All studies I've seen say the performance review system you're using is effective for 3 years maximum. You used it the entire 15+ years I worked there, and lost a lot of great employees because of it (including me :).


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People I have worked with in the company are all great. Work life balance is well maintained by the management. Things are very well planned towards a product release.

    Cons

    The company is a bit too matured and it is not very easy to get something new into the product from grass root level. There are duplication of projects at big levels due to the scale of the company.

    Advice to Management

    If we could add some grass root initiatives to get things into a product, it will be great. VP level product/feature duplication should be avoided.

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