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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

A good place to work and impact the life of many.

Cons

To work in a large company like MSFT you have to deal with large groups of people (in order to coordinate efforts across many different teams)... that can slow you down some... but that's the price for big impact.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make it easier to transition between groups across the company.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, but rewarding position

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    It is well established global company that is the leader in its field. You will find some of the brightest minds in the world working here. The experience will help you wherever you decide to go with your career.

    Cons

    As a large company goes, it can be quite overwhelming to work here. And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance. But, if you can manage it, you will be fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, fun place to work at. Good benefits, good work life balance. A lot of flexibility to move within the company. Microsoft was fumbling for a while, but they are now aligned to a single vision, and have high potential to execute.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be daunting to move at this behemoth's speed. This is changing, should get better. If you are a leader, there is opportunity to make a difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is changing, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The company feels now like 3-4 companies - a huge improvement over the 8 companies it used to be, but still not executing on a unified, single vision. Bing, MSN, search all your online offerings feel disjointed to product roadmap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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