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"Mixed"

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Former Employee - Principal GPM in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Principal GPM in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Continues to be a place where smart people work, innovative product ideas are encouraged and the company (some parts of it at least) continues to operate like a scrappy startup.

Cons

The big company politics is suffocating. Too many useless senior folks who do less product work and more politics. Brown nosing has taken an art form!!

Advice to Management

Demonstrate leadership and vision. Choose who you make a lead or manager carefully. Scrap the review system and truly innovate in this space.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work - everything depends on org/team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lot of emphasis on code quality
    lots of teams with opportunities in any field /area of interest.
    some great co workers

    Cons

    excessive process and slower rate of getting things done.
    the review system is confusing and sometimes rewards visibility more than effort


  2. "Microsoft is high drive where enough is never enough."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work with crazy smart people. it's rare you would ever hear someone say "that is not my job." The phrase "work hard, play hard" sums up my experience. At times you will work long hours and other times can have a more balanced life.

    Cons

    it's a big company and takes a lot of meetings to get things done. The review model pretty much is a bummer. Good is rarely good enough. If you do the job you were hired to do and do it well, you will only get an average review.

    Advice to Management

    you need to do a better job embracing customer service. Upper management will talk about the customer being centric to what we do, but reality we are so focused on our internal processes, the customer, at times gets lost.

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