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"Microsoft is changing..."

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Microsoft still has some characters with bravado, but more and more people are truly caring about what the customers need rather than career ladder climbing.

Cons

There are still times when lack of focus/coordination causes us to not deliver all that a "one Microsoft" vision could provide. This will come in time under Satya Nadella. He is amazing.

Advice to Management

Satya, it is OK to be more forceful in changing the way this company works.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of products to work in and lots of different technologies you can learn and use. There's a lot of very talented people and I'm proud to work with them.

    Cons

    Roles vary from team to team. The test role can be extremely interesting in some parts of the company, while in others it can be not challenging at all.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't make sense that, having all the data about past performance reviews, you are still required to go through an entire interview loop in order to switch teams.


  2. "Great group of smart, hardworking people selling solid products"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is not more intellect and energy gathered so concentrated in another place on the planet.

    Cons

    All the ego's and power structures have gotten in the way of collaboration, willingness to take risk and pruning stuff or people that does/do not work.

    Advice to Management

    Split it up. Let thousands flowers bloom. Competition in favor of synergy that never happens.

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