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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. "Fun ride so far, looking forward to new challenges"

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

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

    Pros

    The fact that you can experience so many varied career changes - both technology and work culture wise without ever leaving a company is something to cherish. Some of the new h/w coming out this year are breath taking and really motivating to the employees.

    Cons

    With a company this big sometimes things do move slowly and in the ever changing world that we live in that can be fatal. Sometimes ideas may be shot down because they are different or unexpected.

    Advice to Management

    The new transformation "One Microsoft" is definitely the way to go and I commend the management on starting down this path. I urge them to complete this transformation to become a more nimble and agile company that can respond to changing technology landscape and become the world's leading technology company again.


  2. "Great company with limitless potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people & environment to work in

    Cons

    Review process can hinder motivation

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