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Microsoft Project Manager Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1947 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1682 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1093 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoying Azure and Satya"

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

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

    Pros

    Satya is reforming Microsoft starting with Azure.

    Cons

    It’s taking a long time to get to more toxic areas of the company like Bing. Bing is a mess and completely politically charged with rest and vest managers.

    Advice to Management

    Scrutinize Bing Partner level management. They’re underperforming and have an intimidating environment. Continue proliferating Azure’s culture across the company.


  2. "Agile manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Agile Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    initiate my professional career with Microsoft Technology

    Cons

    worked with company vendor is quite differ compare to their own premises .

    Advice to Management

    Good management .

  3. "The transformation will take time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is comfortable for employees

    Cons

    Company does not give ambitious contributors enough opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Be customer obsessed rather than internal obsessed or manager obsessed


  4. "Awesome!! I've had a great time and am looking to move up. It's been very rewarding. Highly recommend it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is a pro. The people. Ability to move latterly and learn. Work/life balance and so much more. I'm in services. Other departments have other cultures.

    Cons

    There aren't really any. Free lunch everyday would give great but I'm just trying to fill the twenty word minimum here


  5. "Good While It Lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.
    Smart people, technologically curious and forthright.
    Interesting work, lots of diversity in employees and job responsibilities.
    Good severance package.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I was part of the Nokia acquisition that resulted in the closing of our R&D site.
    It's so big that processes and procedures were lacking.
    Lots of red tape.
    Poor severance communication policies.

    Advice to Management

    None; I understand the business decision, especially after new leadership took over.


  6. "Contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work and technology exposure
    Very good work culture
    Fantastic Campus

    Cons

    None that I know of


  7. "Microsoft was a wild ride"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well funded and resourced. Smart and dedicated people. Global presence.

    Cons

    Everything is urgent. Round the clock e-mails. Lots of cancelled projects.

    Advice to Management

    If everything this is hair-on-fire urgent, then nothing is.

  8. "PM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    diversity, culture, environment, technical, ethical, solid

    Cons

    leadership, competition, promotion, vendors treatment, cafeteria


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work in almost all measures.

    Cons

    Not applicable at this moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good works


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Shouldn't complain"

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, on the right team you can work on groundbreaking projects

    Cons

    On the wrong team you can slog through the most boring legacy systems imaginable.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to move around positions more to keep it interesting