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Great culture and innumerable opportunities!!

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Current Employee - Curriculum Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft is a great place to work

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people, great minds and great products.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Flexible and pleasant work environment
    Some great colleagues
    Interesting work and room for growth
    Constant personal development and challenges

    Cons

    As with all large companies, some slow structural processes
    It can be a pressurised environment
    Politics can be rife in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a review process that does not alwaysdepend on having a % of people scoring low
    Be attentive to bullying and buck-passing
    Try to see things from a customer perspective- a more real world view. MS can be very insular and removed from the Irish business place of SMB's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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