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"Change the world"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A good place to work and impact the life of many.

Cons

To work in a large company like MSFT you have to deal with large groups of people (in order to coordinate efforts across many different teams)... that can slow you down some... but that's the price for big impact.

Advice to Management

Make it easier to transition between groups across the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Software Development Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of Innovation, very competitive compensation

    Cons

    steep learning curve, nothing else I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very bad culture."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people. Some interesting technologies

    Cons

    Terrible managers. The message from management is always that you are not doing enough, other people are doing a better job, etc.etc. Promotions come from the in-crowd

    People from the outside with different ideas are viewed with suspicion. There is an overpowering atmosphere of "this is how we do it, now fall into place"

    No sense of teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Great benefits but you need to invest heavily in developing your managers as people managers.

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