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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 company, values and culture, great opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Lead in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Lead in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn, grow, and yes, change the world (if you would pardon the cliché). You can push yourself hard and reap the benefits, or if your life situation requires you to take work more slowly, you can do that too and still have reasonable reviews.

    Cons

    Compensation is good, but the stock has been flat years, so this isn't a company in which you'll be able to retire quickly.


  2. "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits, flexible hours, fun atmosphere, discounted software, educational benefits. Challenging work environment. Lots of opportunity for training if you know your desired career path.

    Cons

    Team spread across different continents; expected to be available almost round the clock for meetings. Too big... multiple teams competing in the same space instead of working together. Right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing.

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