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almost 20 years

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

Prosworking with super smart folks
big thinking and ambitious scale
budgets usually not an issue
good facilities - food, offices, buildings etc

Consstack ranking!
limited upward mobility
hard to form long lasting relationships amid constant re-orgs & shuffling
many units moving to cube-style farms
work-life balance hard to manage

Advice to Senior Managementstack ranking system - sounds hypocritical about hiring the best people when the stack ranking essentially condemns 30% a year to the dungeons from a career perspective.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5+ years there, mostly a waste of time building subpar products

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


    Pros: * good medical coverage, but is getting worse each year. * good work life balance. * Wonderful… Cons: * Bad annual performance rating system, plagued with wide spread cronyism to the absurd extent. * Little to no higher level management direction. Lots of turf… Advice to Senior Management: * Badly need a shakeup from top to bottom and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    The glory days are long over

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

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


    Pros: - Decent healthcare benefits that are free (for now). Even these have deteriorated in the last few years and… Cons: - Terrible review system based on rank and yank. Kills morale completely and leaves no incentive to work as a team. In fact we spend… Advice to Senior Management: There's nothing management can do here....it's a culture thing and unless Microsoft is completely… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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