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Lots of opportunities, but a challenging culture.

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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 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.

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  1. Overall, solid.

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    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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    Awesome challenges

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    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great impact - all the work I do impacts people across the world in fundamental ways Very challenging problems. The software we write runs across so many different systems and supports so many people, the problems abound. It is very rewarding to tackle those Great breadth of challenges. You can work in a variety of areas, from OS to databases to UI to web services all within the same company. It's easy to grow your capabilities Redmond WA is a very nice place to live

    Cons

    Some people don't handle change very well making hard for the overall organization to react quickly to change We don't invest enough in our internal engineering processes, making some of the day to day work a bit harder than it should

    Advice to Management

    The New CEO is taking very good first steps


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