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Best Company I have worked for.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Smartest group of people an any company. Diverse, caring, professional, people do what it takes to get the job done. Not afraid to switch course quickly.

Cons

It is a large company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to not be compared to Consumer Companies such as Apple and Google. Enterprise is a completely different market.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    So many opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    vast resources - human and monetary, small team atmosphere (most of the time), there is a process involved but if you can dream it up -MS can make it happen, excellent salary/benefits package.

    Cons

    As with any large organization there is a fair bit of politicking going on and the old (and not so old) boy network is very strong. You will be expected to sacrifice everything to deliver - maybe not a con for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably time for some new blood at the top in several areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, amazing breadth of technology, one of the few places where you can literally change the world.

    Cons

    Has gotten very big, difficult to navigate the organization at times, review process is an artifact of bad 90's thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New review process that actually encourages teamwork and group achievement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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