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"No accountability for management, HR, totally subjective performance reviews which lack documentation"

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay and benefits in comparison to other companies, great place if you don't want to be held accountable for the commitments you are supposed to be reviewed against.

Cons

Even with new "One Microsoft" there is no change, management and individuals are still out for themselves, rewards are based upon who you know, and there is no accountability to display "Microsoft Values" If you can ride the system, and deal with the lack of accountability, and unprofessional work environments, and HR protecting managers rather than deal with the real issues, go for it.

Advice to Management

Actually live by company values, hold managers accountable to support their employees equally, have HR actually engage and fix problems in orgs where Managers rule by threatening employees and instilling fear if they provide feedback, and follow through with their threats to move employees out if they do provide feedback - not healthly

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Embrace change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic and fast-paced environment. Multicultural and diverse team. Great products and brand name.

    Cons

    Putting labels during reviews that should go away this year. High competition.

    Advice to Management

    Share your love with every of your employees, stop favoritism.


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    "Management has no clue"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, great benefits, great group of individuals to work with, cool technology, training is decent and you get time to do it.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Claim to do away with the bell curve about every two years, but simply redefine it to keep doing business as usual. Very little reward structure in place without blatantly backstabbing colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Hope the new CEO actually improves things - with Bill at his back this may actually be a possibility. I'm pretty doubtful though.

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