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"Good company for career seekers"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Smart people and good career opportunities

Cons

Overtimes and high level of responsibility

Advice to Management

Focus more on innovative things

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    "Microsoft culture not for me"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (although that is changing)

    Cons

    In my last 2 1/2 years at MS, I had 5 different managers. For me, I just wasn't good enough at playing the politics and promoting myself well to do well at the calibrations, and while I was never an underperformer, I was a consistent 3 rating and it was clear that no matter how hard I worked I wasn't going to do better than that. After I began to get pressured because I had been in my current level too long, I realized that the Microsoft program just wasn't for me. I left and am now doing consulting work, where I get paid for overtime and can choose projects and employers that interest me, and do the type of work I enjoy without having to get bogged down in politics or review process. I'm glad to put MS on my resume as the experience was valuable, but the culture there is a better fit for someone who is ambitious and wants to move up the corporate ladder.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    You make your own career
    Plenty of career opportunities

    Cons

    Large organization and hence sometimes a little bureaucratic

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