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"The job title that can mean anything..."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

At Microsoft Corp, many jobs are completely unique. This is great if you have a strong personality, work well with others, and can define your own work around what's best for the company.

Cons

There are good managers and bad managers within Microsoft. If you have a good manager they will support you and help you develop professionally and find rewarding work. If you have a lousy manager, you very likely won't last in the company... But they will.

Advice to Management

Do more to evaluate the managers. Be willing to get rid of bad managers, because they have the power to make entire workgroups unhappy.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Is okay"

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

    Pros

    - a lot of opportunities
    - good salary
    - good medical insurance
    - a lot of interesting and smart people to learn from

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and political games


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, ineffective management and company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people doing the work. Great applications. Benefits are very good. Some Highly intelligent and skills people with a great depth of knowledge.

    Cons

    Company very silo'd. Middle to upper management very immature, most got there roles by who they know not what they now. Very short sited in many departments, more than one year planning rarely exist. Most management is not that supportive of employee growth. Buddy system in place there and women are not as well recognized as men in many cases. Management is quick to blame and then take credit for themselves if things go well. Mentality is still there to accomplish even it is a bad thing for the company to quickly move on and let others pick up the mess.

    Advice to Management

    Frankly a lot of management needs to be removed. A culture of the buddy system is in place and does not highly value the assets in place - the employees. Start to learn that Microsoft does not know everything, other companies and industries have already figured out what you don't know. Learn when you hire in qualified talent to let them help you change, don't then push them into standard roles and not listen - no worth in that.

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