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Helpful (1)

An odd mix of exhilarating, exciting, and intriguing experiences peppered with frustration by politics and bloated egos.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Wide range of interesting products to work on, lots of opportunity for real impact, plenty of smart people who fuel innovation.

Cons

Too big for its own good, opportunity for impact stifled by bureaucracy and politics, for every smart person... there are plenty of bullheaded, egotistical managers who think they've got it all figured out.

Advice to Management

Get focused on what Microsoft really is about and align your teams so they're not all undermining each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work at if you are oblivious to mistakes of upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work (technically) and opportunity to work on cutting edge. Good work culture. Good Perks.

    Cons

    Bad management period. There is a reason the company is spiralling down. At middle levels, too much hierarchy to work effectively. Lack of innovation and a lack of charismatic leader, does not inspire cult following like Apple or Google.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down the bloat in middle management. Be the leaders you deserve to be, do not let infighting and politics take you down.


  2. Lots of great people, but large company culture and politics

    Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great products, can have impact on millions of people

    Cons

    Culture has changed, lots of politics and beaurocracy and second guessing


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