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Senior Product Manager in Server and Tools Business

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

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

Pros

Fantastic career resources, healthy work-life balance,

Cons

Really matrixed, confused and chaotic organization (at present), Niched roles

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 for 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK if you know how to play the game

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice compensation, great medical insurance.

    Cons

    Forced curve at the review. If your manager doesn't care much about you, you are probably getting a very low score at the review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the forced curve. Replace the CEO.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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