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"Some great people. Some below avg. Very much depends on the group. Company DNA holding it back."

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

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Leadership position (in some products), shaping the industry. Reach the whole world with your innovation

Cons

The worse internal office politics one can expect. Managers that did something great years ago and are leading products they have no idea how to push forward.

Advice to Management

Buy companies like hell and don't merge then back to Redmond. Skype is a great exapmle.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Fast moving, engaging with lots of resources"

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    Former Employee - Director, Global Delivery in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Global Delivery in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great technology, resources and access to information. Super smart people

    Cons

    Too many complex levels/grades of people. Career roadmap complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fewer products, build tighter high performing teams and don't duplicate effort.


  2. "Positive, standard quirks for the big corp. % Ratio of competent, non super arrogant, product focused people is decent."

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    Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of efforts, diversity of people. Driven to ship (in most parts) technical folks . Lots of competency in development.

    Cons

    in places stagnation, abrasive politics. High % of "underperforming not interested fat" among people, especially middle mgmt.


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