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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. "Some groups are world-class, some aren't -- your experience may vary."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart, passionate people to work with
    Ability to impact products that millions / billions of people use daily.
    Great place to learn and use the latest technologies

    Cons

    You need to be comfortable dealing with ambiguity
    Some teams are very well run; others are very dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize project management skills and training
    Reevaluate the elimination of separate test teams. This may work for some groups, but in others it just leads to poorer quality.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "White Male Dominated Very White Company"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Support Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Technical Support Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have exposure to the latest technical computer software. Variety of assignments.

    Cons

    White male dominated company. No opportunities for other non-white. Old school boy attitude. They hire you only if they can use you to get an assignment. They really dont value your experience or skills. Only concerned about getting an assignment.

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