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"Good Deal, Strong WL Balance"

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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
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good work life balance (depending on the group), a good compensation deal. A renewed focus on building the product stack.

Cons

Stack ranking means that you're competing with your team members, which strongly inhibits teamwork.

Advice to Management

If you're serious about rewarding working with each other, you need to change the stack rank system.

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    "WIndows phone specific"

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is large and stable. Windows phone is a new product with potential

    Cons

    Windows phone is very political and certain groups within windows phone more so. Lots of emails and noise. too much rat race stuff like send more emails and ppts to be visible. Not much flexibility in certain groups. Do what your boss tells ya or suffer the consequences. Stack ranking review system causes people to sometimes worry about themselves and also causes good employees to fall in low ratings. You cannot move groups within microsoft if you have a low rating so if for some reason your manager doesnt like you and gave you a bad rating, you are stuck with him or you quit the company.


  2. "Channel Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting works - large impacts to the ecosystems.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge. Constant working!


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