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"Experiences here vary greatly with the work group and work group management you join"

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Big company with lots of exciting/impactful projects

Cons

Can be difficult to change roles/work group teams

Advice to Management

Take steps to create a more collaborative culture - I found way too many people focused only on managing up the organization and advancing a very personal agenda

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    "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    True to work life balance, not just words from the executives. Easy job if you have the brain and good work ethic. Good perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Innovation is lacking, lot of talented engineers but executives are not on pars with google, facebooks, and apple when it comes to promote creative ideas. This is due to remanent of Steve Balmer legacy.

    Advice to Management

    Currenty, it is getting better, but still good old boy network. Be bold and puts some 30 year old in the executive position. They have bold and better ideas, rest of the steps are just mechanics.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make a big impact on the world. Work with smart people. Microsoft has a good company culture. Benefits and salaries are good.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of changes. Depending on where you are there are lot of reorgs. Usual big company problems. Difficult to make radical changes.

    Advice to Management

    Discuss long term organizational goals with employees so they have a clear understanding of how their current work connects not only with current and especially future deliverables.


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