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"Long term career growth and broad experiences"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Get to work on the latest technology and work with some very smart people. Lots of opportunities to further and develop your career as well as try different roles and locations. Global reach and opportunity, I've worked in three continents over my tenure there.

Cons

Lagging behind in some key markets, environment can be very political. Review system is confusing and pitches people in competition with each other. The more senior you get, the more political it gets.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Breadth of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    huge variety of stuff to work on, where else can you work on a desktop OS, then switch to a phone, console, productivity app or online service? stable company, good managers, empowered employees, transparent decision mechanism (at least in my group, this varies by division)

    Cons

    it is a big company, need to work on your visibility, just focusing on your base job is not enough. There is some politics between divisions or groups. The annual review system with the forced curve means that good employees in a strong team can get bad reviews.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the forced curve!


  2. "Solid fundamentals"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the smartest people around. Offices to work in in peace! Good cafeteria food.

    Cons

    It's all about dying technology like Windows and Office. Need more focus on R&D and bringing that to market.

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