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"Still one of the most exciting companies to work for in the high-tech space"

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Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

breadth of technologies and markets one can work in, benefits, career potential, overall level/IQ of people working there, etc..

Cons

the curve/stack ranking induce some poor behaviors (some times, not often)
people more focus on saying the right thing that doing the right thing as early as when you get to level 64 or above.

Advice to Management

stop bringing decisions to the top. create separate smaller business units and align compensation on these units' results. not MSFT all-up only.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good learning experience"

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    Former Contractor - Content Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Content Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a vendor, I worked with a great team that treated both vendors and full timers with respect. Goals and expectations were clear.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. The corporate culture is incredibly meeting happy. My co-workers and I would have to do work during meetings to actually be productive.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management can seem detached to what the actual needs of the team are.


  2. "Comfortable job"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay
    good benefits
    with better top management the company could do so much better - it has lots of assets to leverage. Lots of potential.

    Cons

    limited lateral or upward opportunities in CA, much better if u work in Redmond
    in a deep deep hole in key areas like mobile
    fish tank mentality in Redmond - the culture is very insular

    Advice to Management

    get the right guy / gal for the next CEO :-)

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