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

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for, awesome benefits, but higher management seems to be lost.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits, lots of oportunities

    Cons

    Anual review system, upper management, salary below Market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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