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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)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products

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  1. "cool place decent environment good latitude"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Haidian, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Haidian, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent environment, good latitude, good job

    Cons

    work life balance is not good enough


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    "Microsoft is a good place to work at, but do not think it's a ray on the Earth"

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    Former Contractor - Strategic Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Contractor - Strategic Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    International work experience, Life-work time balance (although working hard), ambitious and global tasks

    Cons

    Too heavy bureaucratic machine, company values are the words only, too many intrigues, too many people demonstrate their work, while doing nothing useful, goals and commitments not always may be supported by resources

    Advice to Management

    Come back to Bill's LT-insight and strategic approach

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