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"High performing, well appointed, good place to work"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Autonomy, you are given expectations and provided you are a self starter, are innovative and driven, you should be able to succeed.

Cons

Individual contributors need to be aware that the perception of success often falls to you becoming management.
If you are in the wrong team, you can be disparaged very easily - rumors do fly.

Advice to Management

Skip levels. Do them, in prior teams they maintained the balance. My last team failed and contributed to my leaving the company after nearly a decade.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Very political, but also full of very great people and opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and supportive culture

    Cons

    Politics can get the better of you sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the One Microsoft initiative. Fight for your retail side, and figure out how to dovetail it with the LARS it competes with.


  2. "over all a good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great projects, pay and benefits packages with in market standards.

    Cons

    to much politics and too many re-orgs.

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