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Current Employee - Computer Programmer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Computer Programmer in New York, NY

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Work life balance was great... They never forced you to work overtime... 40 hour work week was all that was needed and it was not held against you for promotions.

Cons

Commute to NYC was brutal during rush hour both ways. Recommend taking the train. Some senior managers are not that knowledgeable about all aspects of who they manage.

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Hopefully management can read this right now. I hope they get smarter because they are really ignorant to the needs of lower level associates.

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    Current Employee - Senior Porgram Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Porgram Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good opportunities, a lot of leverage to work on company-wide projects.

    Cons

    Lots of silos, managers don't make informed business decisions - they just make decisions, very political - especially as you progress upwards, relatively slow moving.

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    Implement cross functional governance boards, run the company more like a start-up - i.e. more agile, breakdown some of the political silos.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Working at Microsoft gives great benefits, a great work atmosphere, and great technology to work on in a wonderful climate.

    Cons

    Being a large company could present downsides against innovation and having power in expressing your ideas. Microsoft does a lot to address solutions to overcoming its big company atmosphere.

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    Microsoft has great products but they are sometimes not marketed well. Much has been done in this area over the past years, but this work could be continued.

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