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Leveling off

Senior Lead Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

ProsWork on products that are used by hundreds of millions of people.
Enough product diversity that you can work on a wide variety of projects.
Still many smart people.
Best research lab in the world.

ConsPolitical
Favors fast follower strategy over innovation
Flat stock price for 7 years, no chance of making money at lower levels, which causes focus on promotions rather than focus on custmers and product success.
Nepotism at high levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new CEO.
Carly Fiorina was fired from HP for making one big mistake. What is Steve Ballmer still doing there? Operating systems (Vista),entertainment (Zune, Media Center), mobile (WM 6, Kin, tablet?), internet (MSN). Microsoft also has terrible (yet over-powered) people in marketing despite (or because of) Ballmer's background in marketing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Really boring place. No spirit.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: I have excellent Benefits. I haven't had a single health care expense… Cons: Not much work life balance. It's not a fun place. Everyone is… Advice to Senior Management: You haven't done a very good job valuing my accomplishments. I sometimes feel there is some degree of cultural bias when… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Benefits are still generous. Good work-life balance: It's a 9… Cons: Total bureaucracy. What matters is who you know, not what… Advice to Senior Management: Stop being MS-centric More
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