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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company in retail"

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pays well - but overly bureaucratic, too many under-performing employees,"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits - which are going away in 2013
    Good pay, especially stock + bonus once you reach the principal level and beyond
    Lots of interesting projects & technologies available, with interesting scalability problems
    Good career advancement opportunities given how big the organization is, if you want to move into management/leadership roles

    Cons

    Too big, bureaucratic
    Lots of empire building leading to under-performers getting hired for jobs that they are not qualified for
    People who just don't care about what they're building
    If you work in the Silicon Valley office, communication/coordination issue with HQ and frequent traveling up to Redmond

    Advice to Management

    Bring some passion back into the game, trim the fat

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