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"Flexible and fun"

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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 8 years)

Pros

A lot of variety in the things you can do, this compay had hundreds of teams working on hundreds of different products & services from healthcare to education to automotive to games. The fun never stops.

Cons

A large company means things flow top down, means a lot of teams to coordinate with, means cost cutting, means beaurocracy and less autonomy. There is still the old-boys club mentality though it is slowly changing. Not very many women at the top, especially in engineering.

Advice to Management

telecommuting is the future of tomorow's workplace, and a great way to save.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid coding in a varied but silo'd environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Tons of within-company opportunities, lots of data to work with, you can find great people, your work affects millions and millions of people.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, engineering practices lag industry standards in many teams, the organization is anything but lean, there are plenty of leeches.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way, any way, to get rid of the bottom 20% without hurting morale. Stop growing if that's what's causing lax hiring? Communicate shareholder value goals all the way down to the base, and encourage quantitative thinking about scenarios instead of fuzzy story-telling.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "the culture is changing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    political culture, back biting employees,

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