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A part of my journey to help me grow up, though not as quickly as I expect

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Millions of user base, so you have the opportunity to impact many
-Great colleagues and freedom to the work

Cons

Business process may kill innovation

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Entrpreneurial with a BIG VC (Microsoft), energetic, creative, competitive, great people, love it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, great industry, excellent leadership, fast-paced, global, investing more in the future.

    Cons

    Big meritocracy; must love being measured for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recognzing good performers outside of the normal performance process. More at-a-boys and at-a-girls go a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A good place to work with a few exceptions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Good compensation and benefits
    2. Competent and smart coworkers
    3. Strong brand. Looks great on your resume.
    4. Variety of products and interesting areas to work on, all within the same company.

    Cons

    1. Overly focused on reviews throughout the year
    2. Team dynamics can vary radically
    3. Too many re-orgs
    4. Switching teams can be a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Encourage teamwork over individual acts of heroism
    2. Change the constant review mindset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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