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Pushing the software industry at a massive scale

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

innovative
very smart\driven people
good compensation
great benefits
flexible work hours
large impact
lots of different job options

Cons

large conflicting efforts
difficult to enact massive change

Recommends
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    Big Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    The opportunity to do impactful work that stretches you in ways you couldn't predict exists at Microsoft. It's a big place and your options to work in different businesses locally or globally exist. The smartest people anywhere work at Microsoft and that always makes you better at what you do.

    Cons

    It's a big place and it can be challenging to influence decisions or work cross team. It is challenging to get the right information quickly, you really need a network to get it right and it takes time to build one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Three words: too many reorgs. We need to simmer down and just execute the work. To many manager changes get exhausting and drag down the momentum of innovation teams.

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    Interesting Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    It's Microsoft
    Connector Bus program (free ride to work & home)
    Benefits (medical, dental, vision, gym membership)
    Cool technology to work with and development opportunities
    Colleagues/Peers
    Company Store
    Learning Opportunity

    Cons

    Group dynamics can go from healthy to unhealthy in a short period of time, when mid/upper management in a group changes. The same dynamics can change quickly for the smaller teams within a division as well. Workload is not always distributed fairly and some people shoulder more of the workload than others (I.E. working weekends and work week evenings).

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