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Best Company I have worked for.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Smartest group of people an any company. Diverse, caring, professional, people do what it takes to get the job done. Not afraid to switch course quickly.

Cons

It is a large company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to not be compared to Consumer Companies such as Apple and Google. Enterprise is a completely different market.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    So many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    vast resources - human and monetary, small team atmosphere (most of the time), there is a process involved but if you can dream it up -MS can make it happen, excellent salary/benefits package.

    Cons

    As with any large organization there is a fair bit of politicking going on and the old (and not so old) boy network is very strong. You will be expected to sacrifice everything to deliver - maybe not a con for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably time for some new blood at the top in several areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience - worked there for 11 years!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked at Microsoft for 11 years and had a great experience. Great people, amazing learning experience, and good career growth/opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager and group, the work/life balance can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-look at the performance management system
    Don't risk innovation and giving employees ability to be creative for continuing to cut budget/costs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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