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Smart people with a team that cared about developing the careers its members

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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 an year)

Pros

The leads truly care about their teams, and really care about the product and mission. Your work affects millions of users and you get a chance to work at the forefront of enterprise and consumer technology.

Cons

Sometimes it feels like there's a huge distance between the engineers on the ground versus those that make the big decisions that affect the whole company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    You own your career

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the most passionate and talented people on earth.

    Cons

    Internal politics and bureaucracy can be somewhat stifling, although there are pockets of entrepreneurial activity that attract the best and brightest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define roles, responsibilities and strategy at every level. Reduce redundancy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Compensation. Great Work/Life Balance. Company can lack direction at times

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation. Benefits. Work/Life Balance. Breadth of products.

    Cons

    Not always on the cutting edge. Not as visionary as competitors. Stock performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a longer term vision. Sometimes we're so focused on holding onto our position in one market, that we can't see another more important market developing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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