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Great place

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  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Fargo, ND (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Fargo, ND (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Lots of hours and hard work but pay is good for Fargo, ND. Benefits are excellent. Most people are good to work with and friendly.

    Cons

    Staff is over-booked on their workloads. Job coordination between sites or locations is stressed. Communication between sites and locations is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice on what your direct reports are telling you and listen.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great benefits, good support from the immediate management team to balance work and personal life (this obviosuly varies from group to group), decent salary

    Cons

    Part of the a really big org., therefore not too much scope in rapid growth. Too much emphasis on superstars ending up in a vicious circle of them getting all the plum projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the team as a while instead of just focussing on the superstars. Get a more focussed vision on which products/areas to focus on instead of pumping money into losing projects.

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