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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 (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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    Nice company

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, good beenefits
    Influence and change the world

    Cons

    lots of politics
    Manangers, oraganizations and targets change too frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of middle managers that do not understand technology
    Get rid of middle managers that are political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, Great Industry, Challenging Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company, leading technology, passionate employees, a lot of room for career growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Hyper competitive company culture that is not conducive to collaboration and team work. Annual stack ranking philosophy can result in moving good people out of teams/departments, thus shifting team momentum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention is key. Focus programs on employee longevity, collaboration and cross functional cooperation. Microsoft has amazing talent that is often under utilized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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