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"Life at Microsoft"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The job had a good Work life balance

Cons

Too many groups doing similar things. No consolidation of efforts

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to learn and grow your career. But complex org to navigate."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, challenging work, smart people, resources to invest in doing the right work.

    Cons

    Matrix organization can make it difficult to move projects forward when trying to build consensus across so many. Too easily silo'd into one area or domain of work when you want to grow your span of influence.


  2. "experience was great"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits
    lot of smart people around you
    free drinks! lots of activity all the time

    Cons

    location isnt really great unless its the summer
    too many processes that prevent one from being agile in some teams
    certain departments within are very focused while others lack direction

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop thinking in archaic terms and technologies, especially senior management. it hinders creativity of young individuals in a lot of ways

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