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Smart People, Great Vision, but poor execution

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Reading, England (UK)
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Great benefits, lots of products, locations and teams to choose from, great culture and good work-life balance

Cons

Bad execution of products, thinking out-of the box, ability to adapt to change.

Advice to Management

Give a chance to people who want to make a change. Driving strategy from top down doesn't provide great results always.

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  1. Politically challenging but great place to learn by doing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn by doing, great people work there, lots of opportunity, very energetics and believe it or not - flat mgmt structure. Got to work with VP's

    Cons

    Politics. It kills projects and careers

    Advice to Management

    Hard to say what can be done to fix Microsoft cos a culture of career individualism is becoming a problem. People step all over others to get ahead and steal other peoples work. Its very hard to eradicate that if it is seen as progressive to display a win at all costs attitude. You end up losing your best people.


  2. Golden cage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Vedbæk (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Vedbæk (Denmark)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to make impact. Extremely good beneficts for a fresh graduate. Ability to work with the bests.

    Cons

    After leaving Microsoft, it is hard to find similar opportunities if you do not leave in the states....
    A bit overly strict career model. You will really understand how good it was after leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the portfolio.


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