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used to be a better place

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Technology and competitive drive of the company

Cons

Politics and the lack of promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, watch market , work better with strategic partners. Acquire companies that will bring back growth and new incentives

Disapproves of CEO

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    Microsoft - Just a big name

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    Former Employee - Senior Market Research Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Market Research Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Free Sodas
    Good medical benefits (but not for long)
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Too much politics
    No career advancement
    Waste too much time managing up
    No longer a meritocracy
    Company lacks vision after BillG's departure
    Run by "know all" engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get BillG back before you all ruin the company. It will be harder for you to attract talent if the stock price does not move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Ten years as FTE, 17 years overall

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Flexibility, stability, creativity and innovation (in this role)

    Cons

    Idiot managers, foolish PUMs and GMs that can't see the forest for the trees. The idiots get promoted to these levels (by majority) leaving the intellect and innovation in the weeds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your folks, there are a lot of mid-level managers that don't know their head from their a#*#$&. The stupidity there is extraordinary. I'm fortunate to have great air cover, but if I had not, I would have bailed long ago. Time and experience does not necessarily make for good management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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