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Some of the best people I worked with. But also some of the more misguided products I worked on.

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

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

Pros

great people (but not always)
plenty of products (but not always an opportunity to work on what you like)
experience
salary
Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area
learning

Cons

progress sometimes is slow due to company/team size
not always easy to find a good team

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, good beenefits
    Influence and change the world

    Cons

    lots of politics
    Manangers, oraganizations and targets change too frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of middle managers that do not understand technology
    Get rid of middle managers that are political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great 'choose your own adventure' company

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    I've been at Microsoft for 7 years and the thing that is best about it is that it is truly 'choose your own adventure'. There is great freedom to choose a path whether it is by function (changing from product to marketing to sales) to career trajectory (be the next VP, choose a slower growth, aim for work/life balance), etc.

    Cons

    It has all of the typical challenges of a large company - difficulty in making decisions. In addition, Microsoft is just learning how to coordinating across divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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