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On the up and up

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Leadership is turning the company ship and moving fast. Many are excited since MS used to be at the top of the world and no more. But the fire and been lit under their asses and it's movin'. Kinect, Windows 8, Surface, Pixel Perfect, all these products are a start to change the world and the 800 lbs gorilla is going to make a difference again.

Cons

Only join the Windows, Xbox, and Phone teams. Few other teams are promoting. Join one of the teams that Microsoft is seriously betting on for the long term of the company. The other teams are not given as much priority or budget for growth and promos.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Rich company with big ambition - but the complexity of the company gets in it's way

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart people, lots of resources, global ambition, some very good foundational systems

    Cons

    the complexity of the model driving software and services means people spend so much time in their own realm there is little colloboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow free thinking - and encourage folks to move across boundaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Microsoft is a best place to work

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Multiple personalized cafeterias, free equipment, office with a door, awards, smaller org setting within a huge company, work-life balance, higher pay, benefits, stock options

    Cons

    Curve review system for FTE that forces managers to give high performing members of their org a bottom score. Mandatory attrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the review system so everyone has a scorecard that is evaluated once per quarter then the stack rank at the end of the year per level will have metrics and be founded on a more concrete structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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