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

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 ManagementAdvice

Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work for

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

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

    Pros

    When it comes to employee care, not many companies come close to Microsoft. Besides good employee package, it has great work environment and ethics. Alos has plethora of technical fields that one can choose to work in. I have 11+ yrs of work experience and Microsoft is my fourth employer. And this is the best of all !

    Cons

    Some senior leaders don't like to change their way of thinking, style of work etc and this hurts. Esp in today's agile and ever-changing environment, you cease to learn new if you are unwilling to change the way you think and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be receptive of change and innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, Great Industry, Challenging Work Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Progressive company, leading technology, passionate employees, a lot of room for career growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Hyper competitive company culture that is not conducive to collaboration and team work. Annual stack ranking philosophy can result in moving good people out of teams/departments, thus shifting team momentum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention is key. Focus programs on employee longevity, collaboration and cross functional cooperation. Microsoft has amazing talent that is often under utilized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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