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if you can work 10-12 hours everyday on regular basis - you can grow easily. Forget work-life balance!!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some really smart people to work with. If you work really hard and can prove yourself - you will be rewarded very well. But you need to be on "core" projects - that matters most to your group.

Cons

For working mothers, hard place to grow and keep balance between work-family. Extra hours put in close to any sort of release ( 60 hours/week ) is normal / expected but not rewarded. Amibition + hardwork is not enough - you need to be aggressive as well.

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  1. Well-compensated, great launch pad for success outside of the company, but quickly losing talent and dog-eat-dog atmos.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Benefits 2. Technology at your fingertips 3. Resume builder 4. Clear direction 5. Great work-life balance 6. Amenities, Starbucks Coffee

    Cons

    1. Review process assessed on a curve (team of 5, one employee will recieve an "underperformer" review regardless of quality performance, unless team is exempted from senior level) 2. Recruitment of family members, best friends, etc. into same department 3. Difficulty keeping talent 4. The "We're Microsoft" mentality, invincibility complex

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the trends within departments - internal, lateral movement or movement into a less desirable role in the company is often an escape from poor management/leadership but downplayed or unspoken to remain in the "club"


  2. Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good atmosphere with advancement.

    Cons

    Management confusion at times with vision for the company.


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