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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

You work with incredible people most of who have tons of integrity
Challenging work
Still changing the world
Constantly get to work with interesting, innovative, exciting technology

Cons

Petty politics
The yank and rank (stack rank, bell curve) review model
Incompetent and malicious managers
Most of the good people have left or are leaving

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If people really are your greatest resource, you really should treat them better and not make them constantly feel like an unnecessary cost to be managed out.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good benefits, boring works

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
    Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
    Good perks

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic
    Boring works
    Can't contribute too much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Big company = great opportunity to waste great possibilities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and nice people. Lots of new stuff to learn. Opportunity to have a big impact. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Fish starts to rot from its head. There are good teams - but most are in a dismal state, due to management (3 levels of hierarchy away from you) not having a clue about what's going on - or not even caring about it due to some twisted short-sighted incentive they have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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