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Big ship making a big sweeping turn.

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Teams are great, strong personalities, and great to work with. Working across groups is difficult as commitments do not align and everyone is focused on their own delivery.

Cons

Bureaucracy and calcified culture. Hot teams are HOT, not teams are not. Rock stars get the spotlight, but the person that delivers every day, the person that executes without self-promotion is no valued.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What does Microsoft aspire to be? Are you hiring, nurturing and retaining talent to get you to that goal? Or, are you filling your team with like-minded resources creating an echo chamber of self-approval?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great perks, bland project

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Talented and fun group to work in. Help was always available, and most were very friendly. The intern event was incredible. Microsoft puts a lot of value in making sure its interns are happy.

    Cons

    The project was mundane and far below what should have been given to a potential full-time employee. This ruined the experience for me. I left the company having no idea what I would really be doing for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before hiring an intern, make sure there is an interesting project they could work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Program Manager at Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate, ability to work with highly intellectual peers, and the company provides amazing benefits and perks for its employees. Working at Microsoft opens doors to a lot of other companies.

    Cons

    The annual calibration process is politically driven and peers tend to sabotage each other, work/life balance is not valued, and Steve Ballmer sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it weren't for the compensation or perks, I'd steer clear. Microsoft has lost its startup magic, and is late to the game in the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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