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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Overall, solid."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Intelligent co-workers (for the most part)
    Flexible schedule
    Awesome Projects with broad impact

    Cons

    Middle management spends a good deal of time managing upper management.
    Big machine little cogs
    Difficult to move things forward quickly

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way
    Trust your people to make the right choices


  2. "Tech Savvy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Comprehensive training fully prepares the employee for their selective tasks.

    Cons

    Very demanding work that required time past normal office hours. Office environment was your traditional "cubicle style." Promotions were difficult to obtain without staying overtime.


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