Culture at Microsoft

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Jul 8 17 Comments

How does Microsoft treat their employees??

What about the layoffs in Azure, are they frequent? They bad?? What teams to avoid in azure?

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    • Facebook
      whatnext?

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      Where have you been last 5 years? They stopped doing it in 2014 or so.
      Jul 8
    • Facebook
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      Been at MSFT 2015-2017 seen one person being piped (political reason). That’s it.
      Jul 8
    • Amazon / Product
      Begger

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      Beggermore
      If you are performing poor, u will not even go to PIP but will be fired from mid-sized company..So PIP cant be an excuse!
      Jul 8
    • Microsoft wszzywig
      There are no blanket 20% PIP’s. You can be an average performer and be employed for 25 years. The only difference is hitting target on your rewards. Some years for average performers could be lower but generally at 100% of target.

      Those that claim it is a rank and yank system have no idea. Those days are long gone.
      Jul 8
    • Amazon person spreading disinformation, lol
      Jul 9
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    Be a friend to your manager and make sure your manager is a friend of their manager and so on.
    Jul 8 0
  • Adobe DaLobstah
    As a former Softie, fantastic benefits and if you’re at HQ, beautiful campus in a nice suburb of Seattle.

    Only drawback is be prepared to ass-kiss your manager. A lot of non-technical smooth talkers can do very well in some departments; wasn’t my cup of tea, especially seeing a brilliant female coworker continually perform very well (and run circles around people with her technical expertise), and see her denied promotions and invites to conferences while less-competent male colleagues got promoted and sent to conferences all because they ate lunch and hung out with the manager outside of work.
    Jul 9 0
  • Microsoft great-seal
    Overall, pretty well. Microsoft has good benefits. They have potential to give competitive offers if you have competing offers, but generally they underpay long term employees compared to other companies. But it's very hard to be fired for performance reasons.

    Like the FB guy said, you will need to have a good relationship with your manager and skip, as these people can make or break your career.

    Never heard of any layoffs in Azure, personally. Avoid Azure Global, Azure Compute, and Azure Cosine. I would also be weary of Azure networking. I've heard good things about Azure Storage.
    Jul 9 4
    • eBay / Eng pridee
      How about Azure Data?
      Jul 9
    • Marvell elkdead
      How about linux systems group??? Is it not part of azure cosine?
      Jul 9
    • eBay / Eng pridee
      @great-seal
      DM'd you
      Jul 9
    • Microsoft great-seal
      Azure Data is a big team with lots of products within it. It’s generally okay.

      Certain aspects of it are good in my opinion but I don’t have experience personally: cosmosdb and sql dw.

      Some bad ones are: data factory/data catalog.
      Jul 10
  • Google / Eng pumaupma
    All the old timers just keep doing politics instead of actual work.
    Jul 9 1
    • Microsoft / Eng dogberg
      Accurate.
      Jul 10
  • Microsoft pmsquared
    Depends entirely on your team/org.
    The company treats people well and most managers are great, but you can get unlucky and join a “growing” team to get cut entirely a quarter later. It’s pretty hard to get fired for performance as I’ve seen people float for over a year doing nothing somehow but we tend to cut whole teams pretty often.
    Jul 10 0
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    Treat better than walmart I guess for sure! 😂kidding, have close friends there working since a decade in Azure and claims good work culture, compensation and worklife balance.
    Jul 8 0
  • Marvell elkdead
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