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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

strong values, smart people - great benefits, location and pay.

Cons

Lack of innovation due to dysfunctional management review system. Tablet PC is an example of innovative being undermined by internal politics. Same with XBOX neglecting a Blueray player but the real problem is the over engineering and lack of vision for Office and Windows.

Advice to Management

Encourage teams to work together rather than compete against each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, lost direction...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    super smart people abound
    Great opportunity to move up if you prove yourself

    Cons

    Lack of respect in the industry, Janet Reno & company did more damage to MS than any competitor ever could, abysmal stock price, trade rag punching bag


  2. "Very competitive and Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to work on exciting projects and be a part of cutting edge technology

    Cons

    The internal review process. You are calibrated against your peers and someone is always at the bottom and in fear of losing their job. The process is flawed.

    Advice to Management

    They should focus more on retention for minorities

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