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There is an amazing 'work - life' balance at Microsoft who value employees as their greatest assets.

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Current Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

Amazing work - life balance
Fantastic facilities
Supportive work culture
Very skilled co-workers

Cons

Too much focus on numbers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The number based rating shouldn't be too much emphasized and pushed through, so that talented and skilled people will continue focus on quality and other non-quantifiable values like enthusiasm and calmness

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of opportunity to move and grow, but no work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on big products used by millions of people, and there are lots of opportunities to learn and grow your skill set because you can move around within the company quite easily. Also provides some of the best benefits you'll ever find from any company. Lots of fun events!

    Cons

    Requires an enormous amount of your time to be effective, so there's little real work/life balance. The performance review process is overly political, pits you against your peers (causing some to be less willing to help you or take credit for things they didn't do), and your ability to do well tends to be tied quite closely to your manager's standing in the management team, and your manager's effectiveness in fighting for you in stack rankings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discard the old Gates-style stack ranking process, it's time for it to go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity to work on an amazing set of businesses within a single company

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

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

    Pros

    - Working with some of the smartest people tackling real hard problems
    - Great benefits
    - Opportunity to move around and try a lot of different roles and get exposure to different businesses without leaving the company.

    Cons

    - Slow decisions, lot of overhead due to various internal processes and reviews which are unnecessary.
    - Career growth has begun to slow down across the board as company is not growing much
    - Bloated; lots of roles (especially in Marketing) are totally unnecessary; there is also a lot of overlap.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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