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not great but it was okay

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Former Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

money and cool work with large area of impact

Cons

lack of autonomy and not enough flexibility in terms of work

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company with management that doesn't listen

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great company name. Great benefits.Some part of the company are working on some really cool things.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, it is hard getting management to listen to ideas. Instead of using smart thinking to solve problems the company just throws money at the problem until its fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees. Stop manager from speaking to their management one way and treating the people below them completely different. As a company we need to acknowledge our mistakes not only in consumer business, but internal to the company as well. Employee morale has been on a free fall.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Steer clear of BLUE badge

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Free soda, coffee and parking. Bonus structure is good if you can get ranked well.

    Cons

    Inefficient, wasteful of company dollars, redundancy all over, immature organizations, back biting for the bonus, penalized for helping struggling employees (don't reach out a helping hand), steal others work and present it as your own, subjective review process, calibration is a farce (it has no relevance to your contributions), load yourself up with vendors so they can do your work and you will get more time to network with higher levels and take the vendors work as your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't even begin to start this section. Clean up your act or Microsoft will be stuck with those employees who have questionable work ethics and morals. The only reason why you are still doing business is due to the foundation products you are riding on historically. Deep pockets are allowing you to make self serving decisions that are NOT in the interest of MS. Competitors are going to take you out of the market if you can't mature and run like a real enterprise business. The old IPO mentality is long gone folks. You need the company to come together as ONE, not little mini companies competing. There is strength in numbers, collaboration and solving for the company's future. We aren't in the 70's anymore. Jump to the future of your business needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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