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Great company to work for.

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Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros

Great salary and benefits. Very rewarding work environment for most of the people I know.

Cons

The company used to be filled with the smartest people in the world. Now, not so much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to a 6 month review. The one year cycle is way too long and it's letting the lazy charge at the end for the high review scores. It happens a lot more than you realize. Very disheartening for those of us who want to do a good job and build great products full time.

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    Sr. Program Manager

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - good overall deal
    - great benefits
    - big impact
    - smart people
    - great atmosphere

    Cons

    - red tape
    - upper management disconnected from employees
    - lack of grand vision so it's hard to map ones job to the company bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about real problems to solve instead of lots of disconnected cool features that seem interesting in a ppt presentation

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    it is like living on edge

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, working with MS is matter of great pride

    Cons

    Not much career growth after SCON,
    lot of politics and show off required to survive
    if you want to survive be prepared to pull somebody down.
    your annual appraisal depends on stupid EM feedback (who knows nothing about delivery)

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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