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"Was a great place to work until the management went downhill"

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Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Made a bundle back when options were king. In my latter years the salary plus bonus was great but the big money was behind me (early 2000s). Being a consultant is great of you like to do something different every day and not stick around when the sh** hits the fan.

Cons

Management in my later years was awful. The goal was to keep you utilized and if that meant putting you on a plane or having you write Excel macros, so be it. Review time was always a crap shoot, you never knew what "mystery" goal was going to turn up to justify a poor (or average if you were lucky) review.

Advice to Management

Consulting management should better understand how their reports are performing. Reviewing someone by making things up is not a way to develop someones career.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "A Company with Class and Integrity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the way to the top, the hierarchy of the company cats about the people they work for and with.

    Cons

    None. The company ends Smith and takes care of everybody.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of the little people and the company will continue to excel!


  2. "Still a good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test, II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test, II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has lot of opportunities. It's still a relatively good company to work for. There are a lot of high revenue products. Very nice people in my team.

    Cons

    Seems people are not really working on innovation and working. But rather we tend to spend a lot of time discussing and triaging.

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