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Great company to work for.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great salary and benefits. Very rewarding work environment for most of the people I know.

Cons

The company used to be filled with the smartest people in the world. Now, not so much.

Advice to Management

Go back to a 6 month review. The one year cycle is way too long and it's letting the lazy charge at the end for the high review scores. It happens a lot more than you realize. Very disheartening for those of us who want to do a good job and build great products full time.

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  1. Know what you want to get out of the experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work at a global scale, with the potential to get required resources

    Cons

    The reputation of having worked at MS is diminishing as they aren't viewed as an innovator. The stock isn't risking, so people work to advance themselves over others as a way to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of big bets going on simultaneously. Either organize and resource to take them on, or try for fewer big bets


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    Sr. Program Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good overall deal - great benefits - big impact - smart people - great atmosphere

    Cons

    - red tape - upper management disconnected from employees - lack of grand vision so it's hard to map ones job to the company bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Think more about real problems to solve instead of lots of disconnected cool features that seem interesting in a ppt presentation


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