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"Great company to work in international subsidiaries. Corporate HQ are suffocated by politics."

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Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great place for starting your career: lots to learn, smart colleagues, great opportunities and huge resources

Cons

Difficult to see direct line between your work and the bottom line (especially at corp.). Too many poor middle managers (group managers, directors, senior directors).

Advice to Management

Improve middle management culture and quality!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Well worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and exposure to a world glass company. Many incredible businesses to learn about or work in. I recommend working in or with the product teams- a lot more focus on the customer and less internal politics.

    Cons

    The company is so large that change can be very slow and it is frustrating to see duplication and wasted resources- which can happen a lot depending on the group.

    Advice to Management

    With the new CEO, I hope he strives to put the company on a new path.


  2. "so far so good"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    solid business, work life balancing, challenge development work

    Cons

    less of an environment of collaborating and knowledge sharing

    Advice to Management

    less politics

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