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"Untapped potential"

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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".

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Partner Sales Leader in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Partner Sales Leader in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great technology with almost unlimited product power

    Cons

    stiff competition from known, but more so new and emerging players

    Advice to Management

    ..


  2. "Hired abroad and brought to Redmond ? your clock is ticking once you get too expensive you are out!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun as you work with the latest technology. No books unless you write them.

    Cons

    Team members always talk bad about other members. Manager changed 4 times in 2 years with 4-6 month gaps of no replacement. People who have been there way too long sit on their butts and need to be pushed to complete their job. Managers that have way too much time on their hands deal with politics. Company has reduced headcount by forcing people to resign rather than firing them using brutal tactics. They keep you there as long as you are inexpensive.

    Advice to Management

    Vent your managers. Look into friend brings friend with fake interview loops.

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