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Some of the best people I worked with. But also some of the more misguided products I worked on.

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Former Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

great people (but not always)
plenty of products (but not always an opportunity to work on what you like)
experience
salary
Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area
learning

Cons

progress sometimes is slow due to company/team size
not always easy to find a good team

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of resources, career mobility and strong investments in employee development. Product quality is high, pricing and policies are transparent. Limited travel in most roles is good for family life.

    Cons

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    A company offering great opportunity

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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 a year

    Pros

    At Microsoft, any employee has the ability to control his/her career. There are any number of opportunities to move and develop based on the skills and career interests that one may have. In addition, the organization is full of some of the best and brightest in the industry.

    Cons

    Some of the most prevalent downside of most large organizations also exist at Microsoft. For example, bureaucracy and political positioning are normal parts of many roles at Microsoft.

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    Continue to thrive on innovation!

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