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"Brilliant minds; mediocre management"

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Some really smart people work at Microsoft. Some divisions are great. Others not as much.

Cons

There is far too much concern about what other "stakeholders" think.... soo many meetings that it takes forever to get anything done. The company rarely takes risks. Product reliability has gone done (just look at Internet Explorer).

Advice to Management

Cut out the feature bloatware. Go back to basics. Keep things simple, fast, and easy to use.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, amazing breadth of technology, one of the few places where you can literally change the world.

    Cons

    Has gotten very big, difficult to navigate the organization at times, review process is an artifact of bad 90's thinking.

    Advice to Management

    New review process that actually encourages teamwork and group achievement.


  2. "Great company with proven track record."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable high tech company with lots of interesting products.

    Cons

    Stagnate stock price for the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Be aggressive, continue to innovate, and trim overhead.

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