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my experience at M.S

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

good 401K, good salary...good products

Cons

most senior program managers in technical teams suffer from lack of base computer science knowledge which makes them make wrong trade offs.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Office Politics Reign Supreme

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Benefits -High Salary -Good IT Department

    Cons

    -Massive Bureaucracy to get anything done. 6 HR people, 9 middle managers, 4-5 direct managers to report to. - Stack ranking performance reviews. Regardless of how well you do, you can always be ranked lowest in order to get someone else a bonus. - Upper management frequently makes decisions to increase their bonus, rather than for the good of their own employees, career or the product they're working on. - Yearly reviews take up a good 80 hours of time to complete, as you rate yourself, your co-workers and managers in massive questionnaires.

    Advice to Management

    I don't even know where to begin with this.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Leaving Microsoft is the best decision I ever made.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With so much money in the bank it will be a good place to pass time until a better opportunity arises.

    Cons

    A once great company destroyed by internal politics, mean-spirited, incompetent management and an overall toxic culture. What you can do and deliver has no bearing on success, rather how good you are at sucking up to your leadership and keeping your mouth shut determines your future.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how many good people are leaving and ask yourself why? When the economy picks up this exodus will turn into a flood.


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