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Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

great benefits, intellectual capital, engaging work atmosphere

Cons

difficult to grow, cross-group collaboration challenges and slow career trajectory in Redmond

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Root of all evil = Performance Review Model"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sharp individual contributors, but all the good and hones ones (i.e. who don't play dirty political games) quit.

    Cons

    1) the worst performance review model ... ever! Encourages competition and backstabbing, not collaboration and a healthy team environment.
    2) Deteriorating health benefits
    3) Flat stock
    4) Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    stop living in political circles, either in or out (i.e. be more inclusive and accpeting of other management styles and techniquest). If that's not an option for you old geazers, then get out!


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Prorgram Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Prorgram Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Lot of growth opportunities
    2. Great projects to work on

    Cons

    1. Large company, teams sometimes don't work well together

    Advice to Management

    Great benefits.

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