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Microsoft Senior Program Manager Reviews

Updated July 23, 2018
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  1. "Senior Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Microsoft historically has a monoculture that can restrict your exposure to alternative methods.


  2. "great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary and benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    company uses too many vendors

  3. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Work on cutting edge technologies, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Large organization, so at times might be challenging to get things done


  4. "Secure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to move on to other opportunities at senior level. Political and not very innovative.


  5. "Microsoft Senior PM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many different teams and groups to work in. The benefits are great except maybe compared to some of the other big tech companies. The cloud business is going very well.

    Cons

    High cost of living around Seattle. Long commutes. Pay isn't as good as some of their competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for improved compensation without pushing promotions. Too many people are promoted because they likely are looking for better compensation.


  6. "It is all about choices"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (vacations, medical, 401k match) are pretty good. Work-life balance (that is if you don't care much about promotions) can be good too.

    Cons

    Pay is not on par with industry. Too much politics when you get a little bit up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Care about what you deliver and not what you can get promoted for.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, employees are able to move around and apply for jobs that are available internally.

    Cons

    During my employment in the company, the culture was highly competitive, often times employees are evaluated head-to-head with their peers, instead of their own achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft has a lot of great talent, it would benefit greatly from these talents if more support of partnership and teamwork is enforced and awarded fairly.

  8. "great company, wonderful people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company, wonderful people, good work life balance

    Cons

    political fight in some teams, not necessary


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, colleagues, management, location, compensation

    Cons

    no cons or downsides observed


  10. "Leaving"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Compensation Benefits Proud Innovative Cloud leader

    Cons

    Culture restricts working outside of Redmond

    Advice to Management

    Promote women