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Great unless you want to make impact which reaches for a star

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Current Employee - Principal IT Service Operations Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal IT Service Operations Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Smart people. Generally good collaboration in a micro-sense

Cons

Heavy hierarchical structures. Takes a ton of work to make a small progress. Hard to impossible to grow within the company beyond General Manager

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To Executives specifically: Cut in half the layer of Senior leadership (Group Manager/Director) - your direct reports and their directs. A lot of them are products not of high performance, but slow promotional ramp. You have given them the authority for everything thus getting disconnected from most of the business. They on the other hand most of the time do not have the courage or skills to make their own decisions. So they are looking to you to hold their hand. And you cannot hold it effectively. You want to do the right thing, but you are disconnected from the reality. Shrinking an expensive senior management layer will bring the company back to where it once was.

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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A world of opportunity where you are in control of your future.

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    Current Employee - National Sales Director
    Current Employee - National Sales Director

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Virtually unlimited options in terms of type of work, market, and geography in which you want to work. Smart and dedicated people who care deeply about their work.

    Cons

    Big company with big company bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good, but could be better.

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment, location, campus and benefits.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and uncertainty for future trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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