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"good experience in general"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

in general a good work envirnoment

Cons

some travel but acceptable amount

Advice to Management

focus

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A fine place to start"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of entry-level PM positions available
    Comfortable work environment
    Competitive salary and benefits
    Commute from Seattle is reasonable (certainly better than commuting from San Francisco to Silicon Valley), and Microsoft subsidizes use of public transit

    Cons

    ICs (people with no direct reports) have no independence. All decisions are made at higher levels, no matter how inane.
    Not many exciting projects to work on. The big names (Windows, Office, etc.) are all slow-moving and conservative, with lots of bureaucratic overhead.
    Mediocre, expensive food
    Campus is spread out, making it hard to get face time with other employees

    Advice to Management

    Democratize the decision-making process. Empower ICs to shape the direction of the product at the feature crew level. Just because someone is a good IC, doesn't mean they will be a good manager of people.


  2. "Huge saftey net for your adventures"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Test Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Test Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sky is your limit where you can take your ideas aligned to business to fruitation.

    Cons

    Given the maturity of the company, there is lot of compression in scope growth.

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