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Program Manager (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

ProsLots of very smart people to learn from. Vast amount of resources if you are on an approved project. Benefits are outstanding.

ConsToo political. Not much career opportunity in satellite offices. You are career dead if you work for a team remotely.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean out the management pool.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Waiting for the turnaround

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Microsoft still hires very smart people and treats its employees amazingly well overall. The opportunity to continually work on the next generation of software still… Cons: The bureaucracy has gotten works over the years as Microsoft transitioned from being on the cutting edge to "playing it safe." I've spent over ten… Advice to Senior Management: You will inspire much more loyalty in current employees by financially rewarding those who are doing a great job, and not just at the upper… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great experience, lots of politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Good compensation, great coworkers, widely used software, free drinks, lots… Cons: Incredibly political and cutthroat, dubious review system, sometimes feel like a cog in the system, poor… Advice to Senior Management: Priority engineering over business, less management turn over and greater accountability, eliminate 10% from review system or… More
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