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Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to Management

Clean out the management pool.

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    Mature company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with. Chance to work on different groups (i.e. different technologies). Very stable.

    Cons

    staggered for over 10 years now and is still struggling to find new growth point. As company stopped growing, there's more power struggle for limited career growth opportunites within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of chasing where money is today, the company needs to focus on innovation in order to stay relevant.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, lots of politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, great coworkers, widely used software, free drinks, lots of learning opportunities, challenging problems, good variety of products available

    Cons

    Incredibly political and cutthroat, dubious review system, sometimes feel like a cog in the system, poor management, somewhat old-fashioned about products and seeing future directions (innovate only when forced to by competitors)

    Advice to Management

    Priority engineering over business, less management turn over and greater accountability, eliminate 10% from review system or significantly change how reviews happen, better metrics for evaluating managers (e.g. have their directs impact the review).


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