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"Change the world"

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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. "OK place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to earn new technology.

    Cons

    Poor managers, pathetic culture and bureaucratic.


  2. "Great Company, however, pockets with in the company of groups that are bad"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The perks are great, though the benefits are not as good as they used to be. I work with a lot of very talented and smart people. Programs are very well funded. Salaries and bonuses are good. Microsoft is universally recognized and many companies are very interested in hiring current and ex employees.

    Cons

    There is still a lot politics. The matrix organization makes it extremely difficult to get work done. Each team has different metrics. There are too many decision makers. Goals are not clear. This makes Microsoft slow to react to market changes and create innovative products.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize to improve efficiency.

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