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"Operations Program Manager"

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Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are amazing, flexible work (telework), capable to have work life balance and still be successful, your manager can make or break your experience, ability to change roles and completely start from scratch if you want every 2 - 3 years.

Cons

Your manager can make or break your job, annual calibration relative to your peers creates unnecessary competition between coworkers...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Turned Mediocre"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development and Strategy in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Business Development and Strategy in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are few places where you get to work on projects that have the scale of Microsoft Windows, or Office. The benefits are great. If you're in the right group, it's a great place.

    Cons

    The company manages the bulk of employees to feel as if they are just another cog in the wheel - nothing special. Save the company a billion dollars and you're told you're just doing your job. If you are over 40, you are likely to be managed out within 5 years. Trend is to replace American workers with H-1B Visa holders. The culture of the company has changed. It is no longer inspiring but it is a solid job. For more info on the issues employees are reporting go to http://minimsft.blogspot.com/ a nice add on to Glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    Value American workers, truly value your employees, don't be afraid to reward contributors or managers for their wins - make it a culture of winning. Managing 80% of the staff to an expectation of "you're nothing special" is not a winning strategy. Lastly, stop purging those over 40, who have been with the company over 10 yrs, and find ways to leverage them to build the business.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Social Media Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, intelligent people, innovation product lines, great benefits, routine job transition and stable employment.

    Cons

    Can be highly political, slow to adopt product changes, slow to react, too many product lines.

    Advice to Management

    Revise yearly review system

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