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"20 years at Microsoft"

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Former Employee - Content Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Content Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fabulous people, cool projects and products, well paid, good health & retirement programs.

Cons

Upper management can be oblivious, senior people laid off to bring in junior ones at much lower rate.

Advice to Management

Value your senior employees.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A run-of-the-mill workplace..."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A vast company and a solid workplace to start off with before you move to greener pastures. It was a great company once.

    Cons

    It is only a shadow of its former self. The engineering processes have matured and the rot of excessive management makes it a living hell.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave and move to other workplaces where you can actually make a difference.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, incredible opportunites for your career and interesting work. Always pushing the envelope and never statisfied with the status quo. You have a lot of autonomy to make a difference . great people and always challenged by really smart and passionate people

    Cons

    A little too focussed on process and measurement and not enough focus on the Customer and Competions Culture still too much based on individual accountabily and heros not enough reinforcement through compensation for teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the performance review system creates too much internal competition and takes focus of the customer and the competition. Cut back on all of the internal meeting especailly those which require to much preperation and limit the amount of powerpoints

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