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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Technology and competitive drive of the company

Cons

Politics and the lack of promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, watch market , work better with strategic partners. Acquire companies that will bring back growth and new incentives

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Ten years as FTE, 17 years overall

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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

    Pros

    Flexibility, stability, creativity and innovation (in this role)

    Cons

    Idiot managers, foolish PUMs and GMs that can't see the forest for the trees. The idiots get promoted to these levels (by majority) leaving the intellect and innovation in the weeds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your folks, there are a lot of mid-level managers that don't know their head from their a#*#$&. The stupidity there is extraordinary. I'm fortunate to have great air cover, but if I had not, I would have bailed long ago. Time and experience does not necessarily make for good management.

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    Good company overall

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Energetic company to work for.

    Cons

    Most strange thing is that:

    People are valued not on what he is needed to do, rather his next level supposed to do (and measured by it some how). Essentially, you can do superb job on your duties, and you will never get rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have better long term vison, especially 3 to 5 years down the line.

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