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"Place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Talented peers, a lot to learn and contribute

Cons

Going to restructuring which is causing some confusion

Advice to Management

Get a visionary CEO

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Fabulous place and amazing people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, career, benefits, culture and overall good feeling.

    Cons

    Old fashioned, slow to react to market forces.


  2. "A great place to work as long as you stay ahead of the competition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few companies offer software engineers the opportunity to have such a global impact. Good team are amazing to be a part of.

    Cons

    Line-level managers are often inexperienced, low quality, and too focused on their own ambitions to grow their team (who they often compete directly with for review scores). The review system is deeply flawed, which is fine as long as you are a top performer in your level band. The longer you stay at the company, the harder it is to stay ahead of this curve - beware. The review system fosters politics which hurt the company, employees, and ultimately, the products.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the review system. Land the 'one Microsoft' re-org and CEO hunt ASAP. It's going to be hard to attract and retain top talent during such a chaotic transition

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