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Great Company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Great compensation package, lots of challenges

Cons

too many politics - be sure to develop the right friendships

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more human. the recent layoff was insane for a company that IS PROFITABLE. Becoming even more profitable by dismissing people does not look good.

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    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart peers.
    Work from anywhere.
    In-house shopping and stores
    Library
    Subsidized products.

    Cons

    Office politics.
    Risk averse middle management.
    declining benefits - health insurance and food options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the middle management.
    Promote new superstar hires.
    Bring in fresh blood.
    Promote start-up scrappy thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An incredible company looking towards the future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    If you're someone with big ideas and are also interested in learning and growth, Microsoft is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Some of the old school Microsoft employees are having trouble adjusting to the new Microsoft (even some executives) so you have to play the political game well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to clearly communicate Satya's message down the chain and not modify it to suit your own purposes, rather change your planning and activities to fit with his direction. Also, email distribution groups are now worthless.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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