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Great opportunity, challenging environment.

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Current Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros

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

Cons

Frequent 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good Learning Ground

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in 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 exposure to a lot of different products/groups. Excellent health benefit package and gym benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely political and not very innovative. Work life balance is a struggle on most teams/organizations. While there are some good pockets within the company, constant re-orgs create too much churn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lose the stack ranking system and political based re-orgs

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great work environment!

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Proactive people, supportive to interns! The movie night was great, too.. The university coordinators are friendly and helpful! :) The shuttle system is extremely good.

    Cons

    The conference rooms are always booked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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