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"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
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "SDE"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional working environmental
    Flexible working time
    Great benefit

    Cons

    Changing to open offices which provide less space of working


  2. "Great work culture, team spirit and agility"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many small companies within one Microsoft
    Work done here has Impact to Billions
    Agility, Innovation, Independence and team spirit are key within Microsoft.

    Cons

    Too Big, it can pros for employee looking for alternative work.
    Some groups has too many vendors

    Advice to Management

    None

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