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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. "Good benefits, boring works"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
    Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
    Good perks

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic
    Boring works
    Can't contribute too much


  2. "Big company = great opportunity to waste great possibilities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and nice people. Lots of new stuff to learn. Opportunity to have a big impact. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Fish starts to rot from its head. There are good teams - but most are in a dismal state, due to management (3 levels of hierarchy away from you) not having a clue about what's going on - or not even caring about it due to some twisted short-sighted incentive they have.


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