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Microsoft has all the potential to come back, but needs to get figure out what they are

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

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to get a breath of experiences.

Cons

The company is having an identity crisis now. I know they want to change, but there are so many people in current management levels who are not willing to change

Advice to Management

I started there 14 years ago and it was great because you could make a difference and people listened to you. Now people at Director and GM levels ego's are so big that they think they know if all and will NOT listen to people below them

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  1. Lots of opportunities, but a challenging culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, lots of movement if you like to change jobs alot. Company is so big and in so many markets and market segments just about every job you would ever want exists somewhere at the company. Employee review process, goal setting process and career growth process are very formalized.

    Cons

    I worked there while the employee stack rank and scoring process was still in place. As a people manager and as an individual contributor I had both positive and negative experiences with the process. Top performers were rewarded, but I was also required to make decisions which I didn't think were fair to my staff.


  2. Overall, solid.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay Intelligent co-workers (for the most part) Flexible schedule Awesome Projects with broad impact

    Cons

    Middle management spends a good deal of time managing upper management. Big machine little cogs Difficult to move things forward quickly

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way Trust your people to make the right choices


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