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3 people found this helpful  

Great place

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

- Challenging work & cool projects
- Working with some of the smartest people on the planet
- Your work will be used by millions of people
- Great pay & perks (proclub, connector bus, best medical coverage on the planet)

Cons

- Long hours
- Forced curve (20/70/10) is not good for a high performance & highly talented team where everyone kick butts, but one person needs to be last and get labeled the bottom 10%
- not all teams are great... if you landed with a bad team or manager, don't let it get to you, do your best, keep a good attitude, wait it out, and find a better team that suits you (there are plenty)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing the right things like: windows 7, bing, office and servers (sql, exchange, sharepoint)
Get windows mobile 7 out

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding, but also concerned about the future of the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    - Very smart people
    - Good salary, benefits, etc
    - The results of your work go practically everywhere (ok, it depends on the group you're in).
    - Job security, despite the recent rounds of layoffs.
    - Better work/life balance than let's say 10 years ago.

    Cons

    - Company lost its edge, missed several trains to competition, and what is frustrating to employees is that lots of ideas had been Microsoft's in the first place, but they had been botched during execution.
    - Lack of clear accountability.
    - Politics there is not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on delivering good experiences rather than half backed "features"

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you find the right team

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Pays is good.
    If you stay long enough you can get your own office.
    Can work with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Quality of management can vary from team to team.
    Don’t expect to use many non-microsoft tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ship more products faster. Get rid of the dead weight.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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