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Helpful (3)

MIcrosoft offered a lot of opportunities

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

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people. Field positions offer great autonomy.

Cons

Company culture encourages taking big risks, but if you fail you pay the price.

Review system positions co-workers against each other. To succeed too much time is needed to play the political game instead of doing the work. Performance reviews are too heavily weighted on Managers opinions and peer feedback, not on the work. I would not work again in a company that had this type of review system.

Advice to Management

Change the review system. It doesn't foster team work.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, highly competitive industry and environment
    Great bright and smart people
    Significant amount of tools and resources to get things done
    Results oriented culture

    Cons

    Size of the company increasing cycles to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Stay nimble

  2. Good but changing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Marketing in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great access to latest technology, you get all the tools you need.
    Excellent challenges, always keeps you busy.
    Sounds like a cliché, but you get the chance to work on products used by everyone

    Cons

    Culture is definitely changing
    It's up to you to "manage your career" and find good work-life balance

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