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"Losing Much of its Charm"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

flexibility in work schedules, can take time off for appointments whithout punching a clock. Salary pays the bills

Cons

Very political. A finance based company, not engineering. Hardware engineering is achieved by brute force and compromise on features/performance. Managers are a separate caste from individual contributor employees, keeping a high wall between the two cultures. Heavy workload - Need to put in 60-70 hours a week. Not efficient, not scalable.

Advice to Management

Stop focusing so much onyour own careers and think about being a great manager

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "My experience at MS was fabulous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    super smart people and exciting work provided it meets your interest area.
    so don do the mistake of working on something you don like to do.
    overall i liked the work culture at microsoft.

    Cons

    work pressure.
    so don do the mistake of working on something you don like to do.
    super smart people and exciting work provided it meets your interest area.
    so don do the mistake of working on something you don like to do.
    overall i liked the work culture at microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    need more visibility for the lowerup folks/


  2. "Very Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a very good company to work in, in is an amazing experience, we get to learn a lot from here.

    Cons

    It is very competitive. A lot of hard work, knowledge, sincerity and presence of mind is required to work in Microsoft.

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