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Great place

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Challenging work & cool projects - Working with some of the smartest people on the planet - Your work will be used by millions of people - Great pay & perks (proclub, connector bus, best medical coverage on the planet)

Cons

- Long hours - Forced curve (20/70/10) is not good for a high performance & highly talented team where everyone kick butts, but one person needs to be last and get labeled the bottom 10% - not all teams are great... if you landed with a bad team or manager, don't let it get to you, do your best, keep a good attitude, wait it out, and find a better team that suits you (there are plenty)

Advice to Management

Keep doing the right things like: windows 7, bing, office and servers (sql, exchange, sharepoint) Get windows mobile 7 out

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  1. Helpful (1)

    ok place to work as a first job. pay is low but benefits are good.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    there are nice training. your peers are usually smart. there are some challenging problems to work with. this place is best for college graduates for the first job.

    Cons

    the pay is low. vendors usually are paid much higher. advancing is kinda slow for tech company. this is a company that is no longer in growth stage.

    Advice to Management

    the biggest problem is that there are too many so called "leaders" and middle managements. i don't know what they are doing anyways.


  2. Engineer's perspecitve

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn a lot and grow Very talented people to work with. Easy to move across business units and even among career tracks.

    Cons

    very big organization, brings with it the corporate politics, could feel lost if working on a project that is not of much relevance to business or industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of communicating the changes and motivating the team. However, at times the work culture gets very formal with the upper management, specially when projects go across business units. Would be good to have a more open door policy and flat organization model to gets things done and identifying roadblocks quickly, with less bureaucracy.


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