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great place to learn

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

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

Pros

wide variety of positions, easy to move around

Cons

competitive environment, short term goals

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent, you get what you're expecting to get there

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very smart, mostly nice folks to work with. Great benefits and women in IT programs. Microsoft is established so while the workload is heavy, it's not usually crazy.

    Cons

    Politics can take a lot of time to resolve. Way more overhead than they need - it can get in the way of delivering on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management overhead and get rid of all the unnecessary overhead and fiefdoms. Just remove roadblocks so we can focus on delivery please!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great pay, lots of hours

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, variety of projects, ability to make an impact

    Cons

    LONG hours, overload you with work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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