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used to be a better place

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Technology and competitive drive of the company

Cons

Politics and the lack of promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, watch market , work better with strategic partners. Acquire companies that will bring back growth and new incentives

Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft has broad areas in software
    There are several smart people across the company
    Microsoft has a strong brand, sales/marketing, research capabilities

    Cons

    Plenty of politics and infighting
    You have to speak to a lot of people inside the company to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out a lot of the fat in several organizations
    Encourage more innovation to happen by empowering free thinking again

    No opinion of CEO
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    Ten years as FTE, 17 years overall

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Flexibility, stability, creativity and innovation (in this role)

    Cons

    Idiot managers, foolish PUMs and GMs that can't see the forest for the trees. The idiots get promoted to these levels (by majority) leaving the intellect and innovation in the weeds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your folks, there are a lot of mid-level managers that don't know their head from their a#*#$&. The stupidity there is extraordinary. I'm fortunate to have great air cover, but if I had not, I would have bailed long ago. Time and experience does not necessarily make for good management.

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