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"Great place to work - very collaborative."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good resources to get job done, ideas welcome.

Cons

Lacks concrete processes in some areas.

Advice to Management

With new management in place, keep doing what you are doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work, if at HQ"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Consulting in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Great worldwide community of (mostly) connected thought leaders in a wide range of areas
    2. Progressive HR and career/learning management
    3. Respectful environment
    4. Lots of different opportunities if you're game

    Cons

    1. Politics - tougher to advance if not at HQ
    2. You get pulled in a LOT of directions
    3. Internal competition and ranking system (now remedied, I believe)
    4. Reporting structures too flat in places
    5. Too scorecard vs. "do the right thing" focused
    6. Hard to develop as a manager (they like to keep you as a individual contributor)
    7. Slow career development for some roles

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better people management and rewarding off scorecard efforts.
    Develop people faster.
    Don't do marketing out of Redmond. The perception of the company is way different outside the hive.


  2. "Great benefits, because you'll need them."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the smartest, most brilliant people; there's always a great opportunity to learn while at Microsoft.

    Cons

    It's a very stab-in-the-back environment. Teamwork is limited due to the annual review system. Upper management (general managers and above) all believe that MS is the end-all, be-all to someone's financial success, where employees and line managers simply do not see the same financial rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "People will work for 7 years, become millionaires, and retire" mentality. People want to make Microsoft a longer-term career. It's not like it was years ago.

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