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"Very outgoing positive environment!"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "This used to be a fun place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "One of the better companies to work for"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Decent pay
    Able to move around/internal interviews
    Able to change careers
    Use latest technologies
    Ongoing training available
    Convenient cafeterias with a variety of items
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Lots of catchup to do when we're supposed to be the leaders
    Company is getting too large
    No more company picnics
    Moral events are few and far between
    Stock awards are minimal until you reach higher levels

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase moral in an ongoing basis
    Increase innovation

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