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"Know what you want to get out of the experience"

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Ability to work at a global scale, with the potential to get required resources

Cons

The reputation of having worked at MS is diminishing as they aren't viewed as an innovator. The stock isn't risking, so people work to advance themselves over others as a way to get ahead.

Advice to Management

Lots of big bets going on simultaneously. Either organize and resource to take them on, or try for fewer big bets

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to make an impact, learn great skills and work with smart people.

    Cons

    Very politcal environment and not all groups are created equal.


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    "Great company in retail"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retail is a less then desirable field but its nice to find a company that makes the field easy to live in. Great benefits for a retailer especially in a time when most are cutting benefits to save money.

    Cons

    Retail is retail, hours are long and change every week. Review is for the retail division, opportunity to advance is rare. Recruitment focuses outside the company not at promoting within.

    Advice to Management

    When possible set hours helps especially if you can. Not giving a set schedule just because you don't want them to get used to it.

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