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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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

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!

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great for first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An opportunity to work on next generation products

    Cons

    Very slow in responding to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be good to have a better market research and customer expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Amazing intern experience

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

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Family-friendly; great benefits; nice facility

    Cons

    Balmer's stacked rank has GOT to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stacked rank ASAP

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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