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"Good company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people. High quality co-workers. Very visible project that can influence lives of millions of people.

Cons

Review system. They are finding ways to change it but due to the size of the company, it is a very hard task. Pay is low for long-timers compared to new-comers.

Advice to Management

reward people, with higher salary!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft has all the potential to come back, but needs to get figure out what they are"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get a breath of experiences.

    Cons

    The company is having an identity crisis now. I know they want to change, but there are so many people in current management levels who are not willing to change

    Advice to Management

    I started there 14 years ago and it was great because you could make a difference and people listened to you. Now people at Director and GM levels ego's are so big that they think they know if all and will NOT listen to people below them


  2. "Lots of opportunities, but a challenging culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, lots of movement if you like to change jobs alot. Company is so big and in so many markets and market segments just about every job you would ever want exists somewhere at the company. Employee review process, goal setting process and career growth process are very formalized.

    Cons

    I worked there while the employee stack rank and scoring process was still in place. As a people manager and as an individual contributor I had both positive and negative experiences with the process. Top performers were rewarded, but I was also required to make decisions which I didn't think were fair to my staff.

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