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Great company - great experience

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Great people - smart and good culture
Fun work - technology, innovation, impact
Good pay
Great benefits
Leadership

Cons

work life balance
big company politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lets make our transition to devices and services happen!! Should be a fun ride

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work, depending on the group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great place to be an engineer, lots of flexibility and perks plus room to build your own success.

    Cons

    My group had too many layers of management, resulting in a muddy vision and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, more leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stable, well compensated, super PC company

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

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

    Pros

    well paid.
    Flexible working schedule.
    privacy-everone gest an office (for the most staff)
    good benefit package and discount card

    Cons

    Slow in motion.
    Lots of departmental and team politics. You have to rally lots of people around you to get your ideas move forward.
    Slow in getting a promotion - can take years to bump up one level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be lean, responsive to the markets, and rid layers of the fake politics!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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