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"Always something to learn, and always something to ship"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working with a lot of smart people from a lot of different cultural backgrounds. Designers now have a stake at the table and are approving end user features in many teams/groups. People there want to make a difference in the world - it's not about greed or getting a feature out the door. Teams are really thinking about the customer more and more these days. Great work life balance.

Cons

There are so many different moving parts and groups, it can be hard to find the "right" team and project where you feel like you are making a difference. It's common to have people get there and stay, so there are a lot more principals running around these days. So much of what you need to get done requires dependencies on other teams which can sometimes lead to projects not finishing because your P1 feature was a P2 for the other (and bigger) team.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

    Cons

    Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

    Advice to Management

    Lots of talented people to work with


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some of the best people I worked with. But also some of the more misguided products I worked on."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people (but not always)
    plenty of products (but not always an opportunity to work on what you like)
    experience
    salary
    Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area
    learning

    Cons

    progress sometimes is slow due to company/team size
    not always easy to find a good team

    Advice to Management

    Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products


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