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Decent.. but not perfect

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsMy coworkers are great - really smart and fun - we work hard and play hard. They have given us some great access to products at low or no costs. Dog fooding the latest and greatest software is pretty great and I would miss that if I left.

ConsThe review process is the worst - it creates a culture of mistrust and fierce, unhealthy competition amongst peers. There seems to be a push to get rid of long term employees, that have always been great performers, in order to "save money" since they make too much after being around for so long. The sales side is now getting horrible reviews (4 or 5) if they don't make 100% of quota and leaving for the competition.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the review model!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not as good as it once was.

    Senior Product Manager (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: Fantastic exposure to technology, people and cultures--great diversity. There are a few shining stars for product lines and people. Competitive… Cons: Too much of the all smaller product lines exist to help sell the larger product lines mentality. Stack ranking is creating a culture of people… Advice to Senior Management: Look at the stock price over the last 10 years--why is Steve B. still there? Clear out the middle management--their only purpose is to track… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    hit it and quit it

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Valuable political and product design skills that will serve you well as long as they don't poison the culture at future employers. … Cons: There is no company mission except make more money. Career management basically means developing a useless skill of positioning yourself to have "visibility" and… Advice to Senior Management: Why? No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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