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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 (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.

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    SDE II

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome company to work...decent salary...very good work life balance...really intelligent people...and very employee friendly company

    Cons

    The indian senior management is very bad. Almost lots of politics in the system and too slow. Blame game is very rampant. Not much good work happening in india.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw away the senior people in india and bring is good set of working people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    An odd mix of exhilarating, exciting, and intriguing experiences peppered with frustration by politics and bloated egos.

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

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

    Pros

    Wide range of interesting products to work on, lots of opportunity for real impact, plenty of smart people who fuel innovation.

    Cons

    Too big for its own good, opportunity for impact stifled by bureaucracy and politics, for every smart person... there are plenty of bullheaded, egotistical managers who think they've got it all figured out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused on what Microsoft really is about and align your teams so they're not all undermining each other.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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