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"MIcrosoft offered a lot of opportunities"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great people. Field positions offer great autonomy.

Cons

Company culture encourages taking big risks, but if you fail you pay the price.

Review system positions co-workers against each other. To succeed too much time is needed to play the political game instead of doing the work. Performance reviews are too heavily weighted on Managers opinions and peer feedback, not on the work. I would not work again in a company that had this type of review system.

Advice to Management

Change the review system. It doesn't foster team work.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    I love Microsoft. Love the products, love the way it takes care of its people. Best Company.....

    Cons

    None, great place to work. No complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for promotions easier.


  2. "Good Pay, Great Benefits - death by committee!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really like the culture of Microsoft as well as how they treat there employees. The work was fast paced and challenging. It's a hard company to get into - but once you are there, if you do good work you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Typical meeting had 10-15 people all with laptops open reading email, ignoring the topic at hand as they usually had no "say" and were just in the loop so as to spread responsibility. Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your managers - or fire them. If you have more than three people in a room chances are a lot of time is going to get wasted that should have been used productively. Use email and polls to get buy-in.


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