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"Smart & talented people making a difference"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Microsoft is one of the few corporations where contributing to the world it exists in through community outreach and volunteerism is a way of life. The people at this company care for more than just their paychecks. It's a company of generous people who care about making a difference.

Cons

One of the worst review systems ever implemented at Microsoft is responsible for the wide spread lack of creativity, innovation, courage & conviction which has overtaken the company I the past 3 years.

Advice to Management

Make sure you find a CEO who has courage & conviction and who realizes that the greatest asset this company has is found in its people. Steve Ballmer's resignation is good for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good government job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits.
    - Good opportunity to learn about how large-scale software is built.
    - Puget Sound is a great place to live, very green, beautiful lakes around.
    - Good opportunity to learn about code written during the "glory days" that shaped today's history of computing.

    Cons

    - Very political.
    - Unskilled people all over the place, can be frustrating at times.
    - Overall people have low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Not much.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Manager Owns Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has Great Pay and Health Benefits. You get to work with technical smart people and get to work with the latest Microsoft software and technologies.

    Cons

    Horrible review system. Demoralizing to the workforce. Compete and backstab your own coworkers. Everything is great until you get a manager who you are not buddies with.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of stack ranking and meeting the curve. Stop cutting great benefits and getting rid of older employees with years of experience.

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