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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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

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  1. A great experience, never pass this up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for one of the most successful and innovative companies on the planet! This company has cutting edge technical jobs. Take one asap!

    Cons

    Lots of management politics. To succeed here you must leave your role every 2 years or so.

    Advice to Management

    Be a technical / engineering company again. Too many MBAs and sales people cutting budgets arbitrarily imo.


  2. Company that walks the talk, but you need to understand the politics behind

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great place to work with great benefits
    - Work/life balance may not be ideal, but management is very interested to improve it
    - Stable and complex organization that will certainly provide you great experience
    - Great exit options and great place to build a long-term career

    Cons

    - Unless you understand the politics behind, you are not going to move up quickly
    - Even when you do, most of the opportunities are lateral
    - You are not changing the world, most of the time, you are just making sure it doesn't fall apart

    Advice to Management

    If you are a middle manager, help your employees to understand how to be successful--not just by working hard--but by working smarter.


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