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great place to feel yourself

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Former Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

excellent working conditions - notably the tempature

Cons

the constant rain is a nuisance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stay in shape like the other tech company bosses

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wish it were better

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, salary and equipment

    Cons

    Strange Culture, out of touch with regular people. Most everyone acts like they are better than the rest of the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Bill so the the company can innovate again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but lost it's way

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work environment and generally good people to work with. Lot's of opportunities to move internally and also to move internationally

    Cons

    The review system is Microsoft's achilles heel in terms of talent management. It favours those who are very good at working the system rather than doing an excellent job. This means that getting your bonus is based very subjectively depending on how well you get on with your boss and how well they get on with their boss. The scorecard mentality also put the focus internally rather than to the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the stack ranking process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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