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Fascinating work.

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Former Employee - Senior Business Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

New ideas and process are always in demand for those that can produce them.

Cons

There is so much to do that one needs to be very capable of self management. Learn how to get it done during the workday.

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Perks need to stay competitive with other hight tech companies.

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    Fast moving, engaging with lots of resources

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    Former Employee - Director, Global Delivery  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Global Delivery in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great technology, resources and access to information. Super smart people

    Cons

    Too many complex levels/grades of people. Career roadmap complicated.

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    Focus on fewer products, build tighter high performing teams and don't duplicate effort.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Positive, standard quirks for the big corp. % Ratio of competent, non super arrogant, product focused people is decent.

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    Former Employee - Software Architect  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diversity of efforts, diversity of people. Driven to ship (in most parts) technical folks . Lots of competency in development.

    Cons

    in places stagnation, abrasive politics. High % of "underperforming not interested fat" among people, especially middle mgmt.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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