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Good place to park -- if that's what you want

GPM (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsGreat benefits; steady, predictable. It's not going anywhere.

ConsSteady, predictable. It's not going anywhere.
Hard for a junior person to make it to senior.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement especially engineering management, needs more experience outside Microsoft. Key decision-makers have been there forever and don't know that often the world has moved on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Program Management in Learning/curriculum environment

    Readiness Program Manager (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Autonomy, varied experiences and the ability to learn mulitple business lines; fast pace, highly competitive environment. … Cons: Upper management dictates down to middle line management what needs to happen, there is no bottoms up approach. The performance review process has gotten… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Overall positive

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Pros of working in Microsoft are the diverse environment, the… Cons: Cons of Microsoft are the politics, it's a top heavy… Advice to Senior Management: slim down the top Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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