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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for 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.

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

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Creativity, the amazing people; The fact that you can have a vision, prove it works and then create a team to deliver it!

    Cons

    Senior Management out of touch, rating system means people compete with others instead of focusing on being an R & D success!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the current Appraisal rating process; focus on new development and creativity; stop chasing other markets inventions AFTER they have launched.....

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    Disapproves of CEO
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