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"Great place to work....entrepreneurial spirit with large company security"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Director
Current Employee - Sales Director
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

* Opportunities to move around the globe
* Great compensation
* Very intelligent people

Cons

* Definite good ol' boy network as you get higher in the organization

Advice to Management

Take care of your people as the competition is loving them up.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Very outgoing positive environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always wanting you to exceed.

    Cons

    It's retail, plenty of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Always good to have more training.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This used to be a fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work with some of the smartest people in the world. The pay and benefits are still pretty good, although it looks like that's changing.

    Cons

    Management. Anyone with any scruples got out of management shortly after the "stack" ranking was implemented. Those who are left would as soon stab you in the back as look at you. They look out for their buddies, and anyone else has a target on their back and is fair game for the "bottom 5%".

    This used to be a fun place to work. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely a tough job and you have to know your sh*t. But, there used to be social events, beer Fridays, pizza, free t-shirts and other assorted swag, etc. All of that is gone, and people spend the majority of their time just trying to make sure they don't get "bottom boxed". It's all about who you know and how you present yourself these days, and all the "fun" has been stripped away. The culture nowadays is literally toxic, and people spend far more time worrying about the review model than actually being able to do their job.

    The company isn't at all cutting edge anymore and is so wrapped up with red tape that its nearly impossible to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and get rid of the forced attrition. These are people's lives. Firing them or forcing them out the door to meet some arbitrary number is ridiculous.

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