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One of the best companies to work for, but it comes with a cost. If you want to be innovative, this is not the place.

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Current Employee - International Project Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - International Project Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Amazing benefits. In general, the people are smart and nice to work with.

Cons

The company is bloated and it takes ages to get anything done. Also, any cool new project will get squashed or merged into another team. I used to think it was the best place to work, but the "culture" is beginning to wear on me. Organizational change is constant and disruptive. Upper management does not do much to integrate newly merged teams. I spend most of my time in meetings with people just trying to figure out who is doing what, rather than actually doing work.
There seems to be a general lack of direction, the company tries to respond to every new product that the competitors release, but a company of 90,000 is not agile enough to work like this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop responding to what all of the competitors are doing. Pick a direction and go with it.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Most dysfunctional org

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good package, good brand on resume

    Cons

    no trust among employees, incompetent people, lot of infighting and politics, screwed culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the culture and have some humility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting but stagnant place

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    Former Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    * smart people all around you
    * a lot of passion for the products
    * great comp package

    Cons

    * very slow reaction to a changing market conditions
    * unresponsive management
    * Bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more

    Approves of CEO
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