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Job Security but getting anything done takes patience

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Current Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

Pros

Big company with many opportunities to learn new things, network, and grow. A technology leader and many jobs allow a great view of what's happening across the industry. Great people and most teams have work life balance. If you don't like your job or get bored, it's easy to find other interesting jobs across the company. There's always something new and interesting popping up and often offering work experience that's very valuable in the industry.

Cons

Big company with tons of bureaucracy and politics, especially in corporate and leadership positions. Tons and tons of internal company processes with many "boards" to approve every possible angle of a project. Old school when it comes to workplace hierarchy but can vary from organization to organization. There aren't going to be many company sponsored celebrations like Christmas parties and company picnics. So don't work here if you love that stuff. It's all about getting the work done for as little as expense as possible. That's not only reflected in the project budgets, but also the facilities, annual raises, and lack of investment in tools.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find ways to empower your people. Massive amounts of time and energy are spent on internal processes which zap away employee motivation and project momentum. It's created a culture of CYA instead of inspiring people to move the company forward every day. After a few years, most people get beat down by "the system".

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not even coffee for a perk

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bothell, WA

    Pros

    Gives you ample opportunity to learn how to constantly deal with adversity.

    Cons

    "Don't throw me under the bus" is commonly heard - it's a bit of a joke, but the humor comes from the constant back stabbing and finding someone to blame for whatever happens to be going wrong. They are enormously disorganized, have far more problems (or business objectives) than they care to hire people for, and for heaven sake they won't even spring for a pot of bad coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead or get out of the way..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Business Consultant  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Miami, FL

    Pros

    good salary as a business rep

    Cons

    employees are over-micromanaged and feels like you have someone watching every step you take.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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