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Great company to work for.

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great salary and benefits. Very rewarding work environment for most of the people I know.

Cons

The company used to be filled with the smartest people in the world. Now, not so much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to a 6 month review. The one year cycle is way too long and it's letting the lazy charge at the end for the high review scores. It happens a lot more than you realize. Very disheartening for those of us who want to do a good job and build great products full time.

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Approves of CEO

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    Know what you want to get out of the experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Ability to work at a global scale, with the potential to get required resources

    Cons

    The reputation of having worked at MS is diminishing as they aren't viewed as an innovator. The stock isn't risking, so people work to advance themselves over others as a way to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of big bets going on simultaneously. Either organize and resource to take them on, or try for fewer big bets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sr. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - good overall deal
    - great benefits
    - big impact
    - smart people
    - great atmosphere

    Cons

    - red tape
    - upper management disconnected from employees
    - lack of grand vision so it's hard to map ones job to the company bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about real problems to solve instead of lots of disconnected cool features that seem interesting in a ppt presentation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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