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Good stable job, but mired by internal politics

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Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Good paycheck, benefits, bonus, stock awards. Surrounded by smart people and many of them are actually interesting in moving the project forward. Opportunities to work on a myirad of different technolgoies and can change your job if you move. Great benefits package as well.

Cons

Big compay that moves slow in a lot of different areas. as such it cannot compete in many of the businesses that its in. The slow pace of innovation has a lot to do with the fear of getting sued & this adds a lot of tax to making forward progress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a bit more directive to the various teams working at the company and agressively remove duplication of work.

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    It's What You Make Of It

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    * Available training
    * Benefits
    * Career Growth
    * Stretch Assignments
    * Smart Peers
    * Work Life Balance
    * Pay
    * H/W Budget

    Cons

    * Commute
    * Small Pay Increases
    * Stale Executive Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let us complete our annual assessments BEFORE you head into 'calibration' meetings. I'm not convinced Mgrs are fully informed before heading into these meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of potential for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Test Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Work with smart people
    Excellent discounts on software
    Amazing benefits package
    Compensation and work environment is very good, and the company doesn't scrimp on equipment.

    Cons

    Too political in middle management
    Steve is not the leader Bill was, now it's all about the money
    Reviews are based on a curve rather than individual merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the big company mentality to avoid becoming another IBM. The old Microsoft felt like a startup with plenty of exciting things to do.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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