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"A lot of political agendas being served across multiple businesses"

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Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

good salary, good benefits, smart people

Cons

no check and balance for horrible managers
MS Poll results largely ignored
lots of power grabbing amongst individuals trying to make a name for themselves

Advice to Management

if someone consistently gets horrible managerial feedback, get them out of management, or get them training to become better. Pay attention to the attrition rate, and take the time to talk to people who are disatisfied to see if there is a common theme taking place.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great People & Benefits...Questionable Middle Management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    forerunner in creating great benefits, healthcare, 401(k), ESPP..even gave us $800/year for gym membership or exercise equipment. The people there were also great (if you like a-type personalities). Was the first company I've worked for where I genuinely liked going out to lunches, trips, and events with my fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    they really force you to drink their kool-aid. I also hated having to attend annual/semi-annual irrelevant events. Middle management was very questionable--many focused too much on numbers instead of bringing out the best in their direct reports. Claim to support diversity but still a very male, white or asian company.

    Advice to Management

    Create & support more programs that truly value young talent and diverse. Select managers based on people management capabilities not just ability to drive numbers.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance available

    Cons

    Lots of politics in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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