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"Great job, experience, work, but toxic culture taking over"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Challenging work, smart people, great benefits, opportunities for growth. If you want to move around and get different experiences within the business, there is support for that.

Cons

Culture over the last few years has been declining, and is now very toxic and cannibalistic. The new review system drives the wrong behavior and is very demoralizing. Microsoft has publicly said that these elements are appropriate for a "high performance company", so don't expect changes. The company speaks of the business value of work/life balance, but does not support it with action within their management philosophies.

Advice to Management

Reboot the review system, remove the Microsoft arrogance in which you operate, bend over backwards for your customers because the competition is strong and there are other, better choices, and value your people by driving a collaborative culture with trust.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Loved it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great workplace and awesome co workers

    Cons

    Hours could be an issue at times


  2. "A thoroughly enjoyable internship."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    - Excellent pay & benefits
    - Work with some of the smartest people in the world
    - Long term stability

    Cons

    - Always fighting for visibility
    - Some teams don't seem very agile/efficient
    - Ranking system can cause friction

    Advice to Management

    - Maintain quality intern program
    - Remove the forced curve on the reviews

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