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A changing company that still has a long way to go

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTremendous resources, and still hires some of the best and smartest in the world. The company is playing catch-up with the rest of the industry in product vision, but continues to be a dogged competitor and has the war chest for the long haul.

ConsMicrosoft is still trying to evolve away from its early DNA of intense internal competition, but it's still deeply embedded into the company culture. As an employee, more effort is spent fighting to win vs. peers than vs. competition, and it's exhausting and inefficient.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding but at times quite cut throat

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Pros: Great people for the most part, great opportunities Cons: Previous stack ranking system created a bad environment, better now - but definitely tough to breakthrough to principal band given… Advice to Senior Management: Become better at planning and recognizing the strategic insight others bring.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Lots of politics

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Pros: Exposure to different technologies and innovative ideas. There are a… Cons: Politics overshadow performance. People are often stepping over others in order to try and… More

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