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Great place to work, lots of different product groups, lots of different roles

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

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

ProsThe work culture is very open. There are a lot of different roles to choose from - developer, test engg, program manager, product management, marketing, etc. There are also a lot of different product groups you can join internally. Internal movement is very smooth and the process is pretty well understood. Pay is very competitive.

ConsMost v1 products are a lot of fun to work on. When a product team gets bigger, then the processes that come with it are pretty tedious. With bigger groups, you also get a high level of office politics where folks start engaging in micro-one-upmanship that be pretty damaging to the long term health of the product.

Advice to Senior ManagementRun a lean product group by focusing on a few areas that you absolutely want to shine in. Ignore the rest. Do not try to please each and every customer in each and every market segment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Microsoft Marketing Manager responded to this review

Nov 26, 2012

Very thorough and articulate review, thank you very much for taking the time.

Best,
GEM

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Excellent company, great people, great compensation packages Cons: review system can cause competition instead of cooperation Advice to Senior Management: end forced stack ranking Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Good company with great employees

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
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I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: -Huge company with broad range of products and services - You will find something in MSFT that you are passionate about -Employees are… Cons: -Stack ranking: Forced curves -bureaucracy: sometimes you have to work your way to… Advice to Senior Management: -Be more visionary Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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