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"Satisfying and rewarding with a dose of bureaucracy and misdirected leadership"

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Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Businesses large and small, global and local roles and a multi cultural environment makes for a great place to work. Benefits are close to the best in the industry and mobility to different jobs internally lets you grow your experiences and build a solid career.

Cons

Slow to react to market opportunities and often disconnected from customer needs due to its size. Bureaucracy and accountability overlap makes for a place where if you're not persistent it's hard to get things done. Often the most aggressive are rewarded leaving a trail of less aggressive but smarter and better people behind.

Advice to Management

Lack of business understanding from some recent leaders is misdirecting some significant changes and growth areas.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Rich in diversity of experiences"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rich opportunity learn and switch between orgs and teams within

    Cons

    Cliquish, very competitive culture against teamwork spirit

    Advice to Management

    Provide more transparency, fairness, and opportunity for growth


  2. "Untapped potential"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, autonomy is good. It's amazing to work for a company that has such a big imprint on the world.

    Cons

    The company claims to have left stack ranking behind, but it will take years to put the mindset and culture behind them, if they ever do. They've effectively remove any nature inclination anyone has to collaborate with the management system they've built.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize individual contribution and emphasize team effectiveness. Get over the idea that calibrations have any hope of working or could possibly be fair. Read, "Lord of the Flies".

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