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It's a amazing company on a path to regain the crown

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros- Experience with variety of technology, products, business opportunities within same umbrella
- Great place to learn about developing large scale software
- Great salary and benefits - company takes good care of employees

Cons- Some Performance evaluation philosophies are flawed
- Management is rarely measured for good people management. -good technical folks are people managers.

Advice to Senior Management- Agility of software development hindered by tools
- People Managers should be seriously measured for people management
- When products fail or under-perform, it should impact executives who lead it, but have moved on to other jobs.

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

Great review, thank you for taking the time. We appreciate the honest feedback.

Best,
GEM

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Great company to work for until your luck runs out

Program Manager II (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change… Cons: Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager. Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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A great company to work for...

Partner Account Manager (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great access to mentors, coaching, training, talented people. There is a… Cons: Politics and opinions can hurt you on occasion, they do sometime let poor management make poor decisions and support the managers over the teams. Like… Advice to Senior Management: Be open minded that people don't always see eye to eye but that doesn't mean insubordination or the inability to be managed or trained. When… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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