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Microsoft is a big company, with pockets of greatness and pockets of sadness to found

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Microsoft allows an individual to have a career maintained with one company because there are so many technologies to work with, and numerous organizations as well.

Cons

Policies around performance review are severly antiquated and do not have concrete, measurable goals that are guaranteed to further your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of any type of labels altogether (e.g. level 65, contribution rating, job title, etc..). For commitments, have 2 - achived and didn't achieve. Reward greatness on a case by case basis. This will help people focus on their job and ignore distractions like who got what.

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    Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    - There are lots of smart people to work with.
    - The separate roles of PM, DEV, and TEST are cool.
    - The technology is very cool.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move a bit slow since it is a large company. Not all of the management is great at giving feedback.

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    It would be nice to get a little more structured feedback from managers. Sometimes feedback can be vague, so maybe more training for managers on how to give constructive feedback would be nice.

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    Best employer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    best benefits as compared to otehr compaines

    Cons

    need more growth in the yearly appraiasal system

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    More exoperienced

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