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"Microsoft provides the opportunity to work on very large global projects in a very dynamic industry"

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Current Employee - Group Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Group Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Global, fast pace, evolving, engaging

Cons

Demanding, work/life balance could be better

Advice to Management

Open up to embrace new opportunities faster

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Performance Review system will eventually bite you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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. "Awesome place to learn, grow and learn how big companies work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart people, passion for technology, team focus, many tools and resources at your finger tips

    Cons

    political, instead of searching for win-win, it can be more focused on conquering/dominating another team

    Advice to Management

    Continue to think about how to build and encourage a collaborative environment, incentivze people to care more about other teams and peers beside themselves

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