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It's a amazing company on a path to regain the crown

Program Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

Pros- Experience with variety of technology, products, business opportunities within same umbrella
- Great place to learn about developing large scale software
- Great salary and benefits - company takes good care of employees

Cons- Some Performance evaluation philosophies are flawed
- Management is rarely measured for good people management. -good technical folks are people managers.

Advice to Senior Management- Agility of software development hindered by tools
- People Managers should be seriously measured for people management
- When products fail or under-perform, it should impact executives who lead it, but have moved on to other jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Microsoft Marketing Manager responded to this review

Nov 26, 2012

Great review, thank you for taking the time. We appreciate the honest feedback.

Best,
GEM
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    Great company to work for until your luck runs out

    Program Manager II (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change… Cons: Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager. Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Overall, pretty good if you don't mind working incredibly hard

    Program Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Getting to work with great people in a changing and dynamic environment.… Cons: Zero to no work-life balance which can be tough enough going at time Highly competitve environment which is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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