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A lot of opportunity and smart people doing interesting things but sometimes the culture causes undue friction.

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

Pros

Chance to affect a huge number of people
Opportunity to move between groups and roles
Excellent pay and benefits
Smart co-workers

Cons

Highly competitive culture sometimes hinders collaboration (though new review model may help that)
Moving towards open space instead of offices
Challenging era for the company which can be disheartening

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thank you for changing the review model... now make a good hire for the new CEO!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Microsoft

  1.  

    Great company, great benefits, opportunity to work on a variety of products and technologies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    The people are some of the best in the industry. Diverse products and lines of businesses provide various career opportunities. The recent move towards the "One Microsoft" strategy has certainly energized employees across the organization. There are very well defined career paths for different roles. For engineers or Program managers this is a company to build a long term career.

    Cons

    Gigantic company, occasionally can be difficult to see one's impact on the company in a meaningful way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize people for collaborating, the new review system is a great first step.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Grateful to be working with some of the best people in the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Business Administrator  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    Work life balance can be achieved easily. Smart, nice people. Lots of growth opportunities including opportunities to take on more responsibility.

    Cons

    Lots of change, if you aren't comfortable with that, then this is not a place for you. You must be agile and ready for anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent, some of you are some of you aren't, we need consistency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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