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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 (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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was great for the first 20 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good salary, amazing benefits and really smart, empowered people.

    Cons

    Long hours and extremely high expectations.
    Over the years it has become increasingly corporate and less like the adventurous, fun place to work. Too many internal politics make the stress not worth the shrinking benefits and lagging salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to cover your butts so much that you turn it into an internal warzone and report generating hell.
    What happened to innovation and getting cool things done?

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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