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"There is life beyond politics"

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

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

Pros

There are lots of opportunities to explore within the same company; each group works like a separate company, which is good if you want to experiment with different technologies.

Cons

There are lots of politics. You will need to learn to navigate through it, or to find a way to avoid it altogether. People that get review are not only the brightest, but also the ones that can best communicate their talent/success.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great people, messed up processes."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good work
    Some cool products
    Impact to billions

    Cons

    Performance Review model - BAD BAD BAD.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing a curve down the hardworking employees' throat. In Principal band especially, after all the group managers take top spots, hard working ICs and leads get just breadcrumbs. Everyone knows who works their butt off to deliver products, but rewards go to group managers. Also, stop comparing group managers against ICs in the same bucket- they do completely different job!!


  2. "It's not the same company it used to be."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and the technology is shifting to the cloud, where all business are going in today's market.

    Cons

    Very political. The culture doesn't allow for someone to get into a job they enjoy for too long before pushing them out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people about how the culture is changing for the worse.


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