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A good place to have a career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fargo, ND (US)

ProsGreat benefits and pay
Opportunity to work with smart people

ConsBenefit landscape is changing
Pockets of leadership where the company values aren't realized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    8 people found this helpful  

    A Sinking Ship

    Program Manager and Developer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: Beautiful campus Flexible work policies are common Free drinks Smart people to work… Cons: Review System- it has become more important to "manage your career" than create great products Review System- Promotes back stabbing and an unhealthy, toxic work environment Bloated… Advice to Senior Management: Steve Ballmer should go Review system should be revamped No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Great company to work for until your luck runs out

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change… Cons: Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager. Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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