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Good place to work

IT Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

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

ProsLot of resources (people, supplies, opportunities). Managers have in their commitments to support employee career development, they take it seriously. (Not all managers are good people managers, but at least it's in their commitments and is sanctioned from high.) Fist pounding on a table is taken as a sign of passion, but it has to be in the spirit of moving teams forward and in the interests of the company. (It's not for the sake of power plays or belittling.)

ConsYou have to move up in your career, or move out. Lateral moves within a certain time period of any promotions are fine, but past that you have to continue up the ladder, even if really you just want to try different things. Although a big company, moving around from place to place is very difficult without sponsorship.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the current performance system. It doesn't work. Comparing me to my peers, when I don't even know who I'm being compared against, is working toward the wrong target. Help me achieve my goals---quit comparing me to others who are NOT doing like work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I just love working here

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Irving, TX

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


Pros: worked here for 8 years.. Every day was delightful. A company where people… Cons: the review and ranking process could have been better.. But if you are good… Advice to Senior Management: the review and ranking process could have been bette Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Wonderful company

Senior Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Dynamic organization, constant change, great smart people. Cons: Too much internal focus, stringent requirements/timing on promotions Advice to Senior Management: focus on top talent, not "how many months before you… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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