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Very political

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsGreat benefits
Well respected company
Great pay
Smart people
Flexible work schedule
Signing bonus
Relocation expenses covered
Industry leader
Software discount

ConsExtremely political
Hierarchical - slow to get things done
Individualistic rather than team oriented
Competitive, backstabbing
Uncoordinated
Nepotism
Poor work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementI do not really have any advice to leaders at Microsoft. Overall, I think it is a great company, if you fit in well with the culture.

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    Microsoft could be great again.

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros: Benefits,pay,travel,flexibility ( in the past) Cons: Lack of support from managers. Odds of getting bad managers are high. Bad managers are… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your employees. You hire them for their expertise and knowledge but then you do not reward them for thinking creatively. Stop the "who… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Great place

    Senior Lead Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros: - Challenging work & cool projects - Working with some of the smartest people on the planet - Your work will… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Keep doing the right things like: windows 7, bing, office… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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