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"If you are visible and can shine, great things can happen."

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Former Employee - Supportability Program Manager in Issaquah, WA
Former Employee - Supportability Program Manager in Issaquah, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Smart people, good benefits, opportunities to do many different things.

Cons

Adversarial environment. "Dog eat dog". You can be let go at a drop of a hat if things go sideways.

Advice to Management

Get some people managing who have degrees in organizational behavior.

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  1. "Nice!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, promotability, quality management

    Cons

    None, excellent company top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "A great company to work for ..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    You can find the right opportunity that suits your skills. Strong benefits, good attitude towards employees with families Sustainable work life balance. Still a place where you can make an impact on people around the world.

    Cons

    Upward career mobility is limited - if you want to become a manager since there are many senior people ( though compensation advancement is not limited as individual contributors)

    Review system sucks - play the politics wrong and you could get screwed.

    Can be a bubble - there are still people in positions of influence that are disconnected from real users and lack empathy for how users use software today.

    Too many parallel efforts - teams working on the same thing, instead of working together.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing for the company as a whole, not your business or division.

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