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Great Company

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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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    Satisfying and rewarding with a dose of bureaucracy and misdirected leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Businesses large and small, global and local roles and a multi cultural environment makes for a great place to work. Benefits are close to the best in the industry and mobility to different jobs internally lets you grow your experiences and build a solid career.

    Cons

    Slow to react to market opportunities and often disconnected from customer needs due to its size. Bureaucracy and accountability overlap makes for a place where if you're not persistent it's hard to get things done. Often the most aggressive are rewarded leaving a trail of less aggressive but smarter and better people behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of business understanding from some recent leaders is misdirecting some significant changes and growth areas.

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    Worst software job of my career

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Health insurance, dental, vision benefits were very good. Free coffee and soda. Good cafeteria food.

    Cons

    Lots of corporate politics, cumbersome and frustrating review process, impossible to change positions if you're struggling in the one you're in. Ended up fixing other people's bugs for two years working on mostly legacy code. Manager was a jerk. The commute also sucked. Quitting was the best decision I ever made.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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