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"Interesting technical challenges, potential political pitfalls"

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

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

Pros

Really enjoyed the ability to grow into roles and responsibilities with a global scale.

Cons

Rapid management personnel churn, re-org churn, direction churn.

Advice to Management

Stop the tail-chasing and trust your people to make sound decisions.

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  1. "Great place for opportunities but not longevity"

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant II in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and the environment is fun and challenging and great to work with dynamic teams.

    Cons

    100 day breaks are very frustrating to an employee and to the team, because once you get set up and running and bonded with the team you have to leave and they are left in a lurch after spending so much time training the person.

    Advice to Management

    Help the contractor, if you value them, to find a permanent place at Microsoft


  2. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to move around within the company, and you are encouraged to move around if you are unhappy.

    Compensation/benefits are very good; I've never had any complaints there.

    Cons

    It's a very corporate culture; to make a real impact on a product's vision, you have to wade through multiple levels of middle management first.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out some levels of middle management. I know we're a huge company who ships lots of products, but the management structure makes it hard to have a real impact outside of your tiny feature area.

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