831 Things Yahoos Can Learn from Microsoft Employees

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released online Tuesday with details of the recent partnership agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo, it was announced that Microsoft would be hiring 400 Yahoo employees. The partnership is part of a plan to share revenue on Internet search advertising. In the Yahoo SEC filing, it also noted that Microsoft will hire 150 of Yahoo’s staff to assist with the transition.

But let’s face it: if you are making this transition from a Yahoo to a Microsoft employee, you want to know what you are getting into. And who best to show the opportunities and pitfalls at Microsoft other than existing employees? Here’s just a taste of advice from the 831 Microsoft employees who have rated the company on that can provide insight to transferring Yahoo team members:

“Your performance rating is decided how well others in your group performed (relative or stack ranking still takes place under the new performance system) even if you have delivered all your tasks satisfactorily” – Program Manager (Redmond, WA)

“The compensation is not the greatest in the world. If you have a family the health benefit will compensate for it otherwise for sure you will find it that your peer at other company is making more money that you.”- Software Development Engineer In Test (Fargo, ND)

“It has endless resources for growth (see cons), including a big library, conferences, training etc. The company can really invest in you and you can see the dividends of this investment in your work.” – Anonymous (Durham, NC)

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Oh and if you are interested in salary and want to know how Microsoft salaries differ from Yahoo, check these salary reports out:

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