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"Microsoft is a big company, with pockets of greatness and pockets of sadness to found"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Microsoft allows an individual to have a career maintained with one company because there are so many technologies to work with, and numerous organizations as well.

Cons

Policies around performance review are severly antiquated and do not have concrete, measurable goals that are guaranteed to further your career.

Advice to Management

Get rid of any type of labels altogether (e.g. level 65, contribution rating, job title, etc..). For commitments, have 2 - achived and didn't achieve. Reward greatness on a case by case basis. This will help people focus on their job and ignore distractions like who got what.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "14 years at Microsoft, 3 US locations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    outstanding benefits, fair pay, smart people, challenging work that contstantly changes (keeps it interesting). Opportunity to try several different roles without changing companies

    Cons

    Company is not a small company anymore - lots of red tape and politics to get anything done
    Lay-offs that really don't make sense

    Advice to Management

    don't be afraid to cut the dead weight
    be strategic about lay-offs - it's expensive to lay people off and then hire them back again a few months later


  2. "An amazing company that genuinely cares for and respects their employees."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passion and integrity of leadership, profound growth opportunities, care for employees, care for community, solid techology and commitment to innovation, solid finacials, benefits are world class. Free Starbucks.

    Cons

    It rains a lot in Seattle. iPad and iPod envy. Acts like a holding company at times. Stock price...

    Advice to Management

    The company is a case study in the writing.

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