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Great culture and innumerable opportunities!!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Amazing environment, great benefits, smart folks, endless opportunities, technology heaven!!

Cons

The stack ranking system puts unnecessary pressure.
Some jobs appear redundant.
Too many office moves seem wasteful.

Advice to Management

If there was a good performance measurement system then a forced stack ranking wouldn't be necessary. Poor performers would be fired and good performers wouldn't be forced out of their jobs.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Microsoft is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best and brightest on the newest technologizes. You are always challenged and learning new things. If you are bored it's your own fault.

    Cons

    It is a very fast paced, competative and demanding environment. It can be very difficult for some people to thrive in this type of environment.

    Advice to Management

    The emphasis on competition can be counter-productive. Very good people wind up getting lower review scores to make the curve work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    An odd mix of exhilarating, exciting, and intriguing experiences peppered with frustration by politics and bloated egos.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of interesting products to work on, lots of opportunity for real impact, plenty of smart people who fuel innovation.

    Cons

    Too big for its own good, opportunity for impact stifled by bureaucracy and politics, for every smart person... there are plenty of bullheaded, egotistical managers who think they've got it all figured out.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused on what Microsoft really is about and align your teams so they're not all undermining each other.

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