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Great opportunity, challenging environment.

Director (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

ProsOpportunity to impact at global scale; compensation and benefits; opportunity to do many different jobs within one company; global opportunity.

ConsFrequent and disruptive re-organizations; employee calibration system forces a ranking curve so every year 20% of employees receive a low ranking regardless of their contribution.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Learning Ground

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: A good place to start off your career in that you can get… Cons: Extremely political and not very innovative. Work life balance is a struggle on most teams/organizations.… Advice to Senior Management: lose the stack ranking system and political based re-orgs More

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Great perks and opportunities to learn. Mediocre Performance Review model.

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Compensation is competitive. Perks of working at one of the largest software companies is cool (beta testing, access to… Cons: Review model forces employees to compete with each other instead of collaborate. Lots of focus around 'visibility'. Ie. you get rewarded… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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