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"Great people, messed up processes."

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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!!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Software Development Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. Doing project that is exciting and make significant impact to the world

    Cons

    stack ranking system is negatively impacting the employee morale. Seen too many best people of the company left or push away because of stack ranking

    Advice to Management

    please get rid of stack ranking


  2. "Great Company & Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the passion at Executive Level. It is great technology company in Seattle. I worked for Windows Team and I loved it.

    Cons

    Their Mountain View office is just another service org and have nothing to do with Corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Build the leadership at Remote sites. Especially Silicon Valley can not be slave of Redmond. Team in Mountain View was worst of both world.. i.e. when it came to delivery they wanted to as slow as possible and when it came to planning they wanted to as agile as possible..

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