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almost 20 years

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

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

Cons

stack 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 ManagementAdvice

stack 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.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. This is a very good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in North Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Group Manager in North Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    learning new things with the products

    Cons

    there aren't any cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and take in to consideration what the employees are complaining about

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Vendor analyst in security

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Redmond campus is a great environment to work in. Microsoft provides many amenities that go far toward making the work place both comfortable and productive.

    Cons

    Work experience varies greatly across workgroups, and can be miserable if you land in one of several overworked groups. Treatment of vendors varies greatly as well. If at all possible, find people working within the group you are interested in to talk to about their experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bridge gaps between existing systems, projects, and data, with unidentified internal customers. Better documentation and communication could improve lateral leverage of many existing assets.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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