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"Fantastic place to work."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Quality of life, benefits, pay; working with very smart (and nice!) people to solve very interesting problems. Tough to ask much more of "work."

Cons

Inherent to working within a large organization is that the number of stakeholders you need to bring into alignment in order to bring an idea from concept to reality is quite large. If selling/proving the desirability, feasibility and viability of your product/idea is not your bag, then large organizations, in particular, are not for you. If, on the other hand, you relish this kind of challenge, and view it as simply another design challenge, then you will do well.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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