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It's a amazing company on a path to regain the crown

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Experience with variety of technology, products, business opportunities within same umbrella
- Great place to learn about developing large scale software
- Great salary and benefits - company takes good care of employees

Cons

- Some Performance evaluation philosophies are flawed
- Management is rarely measured for good people management. -good technical folks are people managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Agility of software development hindered by tools
- People Managers should be seriously measured for people management
- When products fail or under-perform, it should impact executives who lead it, but have moved on to other jobs.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Microsoft Response

Nov 26, 2012Marketing Manager

Great review, thank you for taking the time. We appreciate the honest feedback.

Best,
GEM

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    Intern @ Microsoft

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, Great work culture, a very good learning experience

    Cons

    No Cons. Great overall experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A good experience overall. I'd recommend this company.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, flexibility, working environment, benefits, corporate culture, renewed innovation and focus; some great and iconic brands; well-respected; starting to engage in consumer-centric development and marketing; structured and well thought-out professional development and career planning.

    Cons

    Can be strangely competitive due to opaque performance ranking process that pits staff against one another; consistent unrealistic forecasting leads to wasted time and efforts as teams throw everything at trying to hit impossible targets; long-term strategy is sometimes forsaken for immediate results; attached to the product at the expense of the consumer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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