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On the up and up

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Leadership is turning the company ship and moving fast. Many are excited since MS used to be at the top of the world and no more. But the fire and been lit under their asses and it's movin'. Kinect, Windows 8, Surface, Pixel Perfect, all these products are a start to change the world and the 800 lbs gorilla is going to make a difference again.

Cons

Only join the Windows, Xbox, and Phone teams. Few other teams are promoting. Join one of the teams that Microsoft is seriously betting on for the long term of the company. The other teams are not given as much priority or budget for growth and promos.

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    Software Development Engineer at MS

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Work with may smart people.
    - They have a varied portfolio of products that you can move around inside the company depending on your interests.
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    Cons

    - Lots of politics and bureaucracy get in the way.
    - The review process is dependent on how you are perceived, not really based on what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the internal turf wars so that every team is striving for the same goals.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Still a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of worldwide internal opportunites. Good place to work if you want varied experiences. Excellent pay and benefits compared to other companies out there. Sure there are exception to this but on the whole I think it is true.

    Cons

    Company's strategy may leave you scratching your head at times. Large company means team cultures can vary greatly. You may get stuck on a lousy team or you may be fortunate to work on a great team - likewise with management. Seemingly constant reorgs and office moves. Performance rating system enforces some will get low scores and low or no bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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