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"Program Manager"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Decent company and decent benefits

Cons

Lack of visionary leaders and break-through innovation in products

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft offers a stable job.

    Cons

    Promotion is heavily driven by politics.


  2. "Educational, challenging, and lucrative."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented, smart colleagues and leadership. Great benefits. Some products are fantastic. Pay is great though the days of get-rich quick have long passed.

    Cons

    If you're not careful, you'll forget how great you are. So it's important to focus on deliverables and get out of the bubble. Attend / speak at tradeshows, take classes, and volunteer outside of work. There's a lot of role overlap, so prepare for turf wars. The proliferation of fiefdoms is being addressed at last. Job scope is small (not as bad as Amazon, but the trend is increasingly towards specialization).

    Advice to Management

    Sounds like MSFT is heading in this direction but unify the P&L's to consolidate job function areas and reduce costs associated with kingdom building. Also, institute better product quality processes and don't allow engineering to work in a vacuum, springing non-strategic, low quality products that have no demand on the market randomly. Finally, make sure everyone knows the mission and that all work maps back to it.

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