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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

No limits on how far you can grow.
Great opportunity to move from one role to other roles.
Stable, meaningful work.
You can change the world from here.

Cons

Performance review system encourages bad behavior and wastes time.
A lot of focus on simplifying for management, not much tolerance for subtle nuances.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the performance stack rank system. Don't fire long term veteran good performers because of where they fall in the stack ranks.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Remote, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, rewarding, work life balance

    Cons

    Email jail is real and I live there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Politics are insane

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro of the place is the stability. Microsoft is not likely to run out of cash any time soon. Resources are usually not an issue either, though they are not well managed.

    Cons

    Review system is insanely difficult to navigate, and is based more on politics than actual performance
    Work / Life balance is non-existent, even though they claim it is there. Typical to work 60 - 80 hour weeks.
    Management claims that it's possible to have long career as just Individual Contributor, but it varies between groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pissing good people off by having a better review system, and placing less emphasis on politics. Which I know is not likely to happen...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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