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Helpful (1)

Good company to work for

Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great teams full of bright people. Leadership knows what they are doing. Free drinks and discounted lunch is nice to have available every day.

Cons

Can be a little bureaucratic, sometimes hard to make progress because there can be a lot of inertia to overcome. Perks and pay are not as good as other companies in the industry.

Advice to Management

Improve perks to be more competitive with other companies in the industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Microsoft is changing...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft still has some characters with bravado, but more and more people are truly caring about what the customers need rather than career ladder climbing.

    Cons

    There are still times when lack of focus/coordination causes us to not deliver all that a "one Microsoft" vision could provide. This will come in time under Satya Nadella. He is amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Satya, it is OK to be more forceful in changing the way this company works.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Great raw talent, but a lot of agendas, and tremendous inertia

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented individuals High levels of professionalism

    Cons

    Overly hierarchical way of thinking Deeply established empires at every level, nothing small survives

    Advice to Management

    Foster audacious goals in promising areas with smaller autonomous teams Create unifying principles for all your teams to align to


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