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Middle management ennui

Director (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

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

Pros- incredible benefits
- large pool of internal jobs/opportunities to choose from
- easy to move from group to group, as long as you're self-directed
- more attuned and accommodating to your family needs

Cons- growing inertia to make tough management decisions. creates a culture of protection and not screwing up instead of seeking new opportunities
- little regard or reward for people skills, building a cohesive team
- always on-call with work and emails

Advice to Senior ManagementOver the past decade, Microsoft has often stated a commitment to building and training management within their ranks. While there are ample opportunities to improve your technical and functional skills, there continues to be an abyss on fostering, building, and valuing people management skills at the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stack ranking doesn't reward innovation

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Microsoft has some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. They have… Cons: The work culture is competitive to a fault. The forced stack-ranking causes behaviors that undermine a collaborative innovative environment. Every manager that tried… Advice to Senior Management: Eliminate stack ranking. Reward pure innovation. Invest in… 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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A bumpy ride

Principal Software Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

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


Pros: Good money, some places have very interesting work, but one has to look hard for them. You get to… Cons: Politics. Suddenly the whole team goes down the drain, and you have to jump off really fast if you don't want to get stuck in… Advice to Senior Management: Just go away, and let innovative people take over. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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