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"It's always who you know"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Very talented employees, employees really care about their peers, employees cares about customers, compensation very good

Cons

The way we manage our employees are counter to the behavior we expects of them. Our Executives implements a culture of continuously weeding out 5% of our resources every year even though they are the best in class and we are unable to hire engineers of the same quality. As a senior manager in the company unfortunately you do not get promoted based on your results, its about the politics you play.

Advice to Management

Change your review process to retain your great employees, hold executives as accountable as you do your staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Over nearly forty years, the company is making tons of profit and still forging ahead in many different businesses in spite of tough competition.

    Cons

    May appear slow paced given the 100K plus employee size.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mentally, emotionally, and spiritually draining."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, Benefits (Medical/Dental/ESPP), and Bonus structure (if the employee manages to get a good review).

    Free drinks

    Cons

    Toxic Culture - Stank ranking review method pits one individual contributor against the other, and the environment becomes quite competitive and even cut throat. The focus moves from what is best for the team/customer, to indivuals only interested in doing what is best for themselves and their own career advancement.

    Poor Management
    Poor Management
    Poor Management!!!

    Advice to Management

    Do away with stack ranking review system.

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