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"great place to feel yourself"

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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

excellent working conditions - notably the tempature

Cons

the constant rain is a nuisance

Advice to Management

stay in shape like the other tech company bosses

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "My years at Microsoft have provided me an an amazing breath of experiences."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are still amazing and you get to work with really smart people.

    Cons

    It has become frustrating how hard it is to get things done - lots of politics. And I'm disappointed that we have fallen behind the strategy curve lately against Google and Apple with regards to tablets.

    Advice to Management

    I think we need new leadership from the very top to really shake things up and take a new approach to our vision.


  2. "Gratifying, at times frustrating, under-appreciated company for how good it is to work here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Complex and meaningful challenges to work on.
    Smart people.
    Solid benefits (especially health - even after introducing copays in 2013), with great pay.
    Respect of work-life balance (mostly).
    Great resources -- e.g., almost any research you want, any time. Company enriches your time with them. Comfortable, friendly work environment.
    Diversity/minorities valued.

    Cons

    1) Experience tends to be fairly manager-specific. Unfortunately managers do *not* seem to get much course correction if they don't manage well, and most people end up rotating to other teams.
    2) Decision-making and course-commitment is fairly challenging. Analysis and feedback can continue unchecked with no specific outcome (or accountability for stalling the process). This leaves smart people disillusioned and jaded.

    Note: Culture can vary from division to division. Xbox group is rumored to be quite good.

    Advice to Management

    Balancing my Pros against Cons: we have supplied a great place to work, contribute and build experience...only so people can find other jobs. How can we do a better job to make Microsoft an employer of active choice, especially for the hottest talent?


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