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"Great company - needs more innovation, more diversity and a better review system"

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

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

Pros

Smart folks, great health club. Decent pay.

Cons

but culture undermines innovation and new products ala tabletPC. Can require a long commute due to high cost of homes near campus.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "it all depends on your manager(s) and the teams"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    reasonable stable place. nice benefits. if you don't like the team, or simply got tired of the same old routine/technology/building - generally not too hard to find a different one to work for. free drinks.

    Cons

    no upside for the stock.
    your growth depends on your manager(s) and the team you're on, less on yourself.
    Unlike some others, no free food. free sodas (bad for health). Cafe food quality really not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always be a follower - take Microsoft the a new direction where others would like to follow, instead of following (shiny) paths others are already leading and well ahead of the way.


  2. "Enjoyable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Production Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Production Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Their are a lot of opportunity if you want it. There is plrnty of food to eat around the area and the people you work with care about their jobs and great to work with. There are a lot of perks being a Microsoft employee

    Cons

    The company is very large and you can easily fall in the cracks if you dont fight to stand out. Parking can be a nightmare depending on the building you work in. The company contracts way to many people instead of hiring people on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little guy.


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