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"It's a good place to start"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

You work with incredible people most of who have tons of integrity
Challenging work
Still changing the world
Constantly get to work with interesting, innovative, exciting technology

Cons

Petty politics
The yank and rank (stack rank, bell curve) review model
Incompetent and malicious managers
Most of the good people have left or are leaving

Advice to Management

If people really are your greatest resource, you really should treat them better and not make them constantly feel like an unnecessary cost to be managed out.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work, but don't let yourself get sucked in."

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, lots of room and encouragement to find a job that meets your passion.

    Cons

    Its a bit of a bubble, to say the lease.


  2. "Great community of brilliant people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are reliable with strong work ethic and focus on results

    Cons

    culture does not organically build or communicate long term vision

    Advice to Management

    cultivate a customer focus at all levels

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