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good stable career choice for people with family

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

stability, work life balance, good salary, ability to move jobs within the company easily and try out different things.

Cons

less exciting; corporate mindset and huge corporate structure

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very comfortable company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Lead in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - User Experience Lead in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability
    Focus on your growth
    Wide range of experiences at your finger tips
    Ability to drive your own career path without leaving the company
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    It's large and moves slow if your passionate about what your doing. It's hierarchical and you have to be willing to play that game if you want to move up in your career. It can lul you to sleep in your job if you do not pay attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers. They have fresh insight into something you may have been looking at for to long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, but I was in a hostile work environment so left a lot to be desired.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great people for the most part. Interesting work, fast paced and very diverse. Many perks, great campus and overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Several people in leadership roles acted like children much of the time. Corporate VP was a loud mouth who had a permanent strain in his arm from patting himself on the back for work other did. GM in my group was so biased that I was amazed at her conduct. I'm glad I'm no longer there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people that act like little kids during meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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