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"Microsoft is a great place to work"

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

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

Pros

You get to work with some of the best and brightest on the newest technologizes. You are always challenged and learning new things. If you are bored it's your own fault.

Cons

It is a very fast paced, competative and demanding environment. It can be very difficult for some people to thrive in this type of environment.

Advice to Management

The emphasis on competition can be counter-productive. Very good people wind up getting lower review scores to make the curve work.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Be inspired ot innovate, but don't build a cheap alternative to a big budget initiative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of leeway to define your objectives and commitments and make decisions about where you spend your energies on a daily basis. Most of your immediate co-workers are very intelligent and are as equally inspired as you are, which becomes your primary motivator for staying.

    Cons

    Middle managment (Director to GM) is extremely prideful. Most managers achieve their roles by boys club association and by burying the achievements of those below them. Find and build an inexpensive alternative to a big budget initiative a GM has championed and you'll find yourself rated low.


  2. "Microsoft 2013"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. You can design, code products that are used in large scale
    2. Smart and talented peers.
    3. Good perks and benefits

    Cons

    1. Too many processes to deal with
    2. Manager is God when it comes to promotions/bonuses
    3. Too much office politics

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