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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Work on epic stuff, able to change to many different products from games to operating systems to hardware to productivity products and never leave the company.

Cons

Very siloed; competing with manager for my salary and stock; slow to respond to market changes

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Reward people as groups for collective success

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    Brilliant minds; mediocre management

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some really smart people work at Microsoft. Some divisions are great. Others not as much.

    Cons

    There is far too much concern about what other "stakeholders" think.... soo many meetings that it takes forever to get anything done. The company rarely takes risks. Product reliability has gone done (just look at Internet Explorer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the feature bloatware. Go back to basics. Keep things simple, fast, and easy to use.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    ok to work for, but very stressful

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenges are pretty good and fun

    Cons

    Big corporate environment is very difficult to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on review, which means less stress and better prodictivity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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