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Great culture and innumerable opportunities!!

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Amazing environment, great benefits, smart folks, endless opportunities, technology heaven!!

Cons

The stack ranking system puts unnecessary pressure.
Some jobs appear redundant.
Too many office moves seem wasteful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If there was a good performance measurement system then a forced stack ranking wouldn't be necessary. Poor performers would be fired and good performers wouldn't be forced out of their jobs.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    An odd mix of exhilarating, exciting, and intriguing experiences peppered with frustration by politics and bloated egos.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of interesting products to work on, lots of opportunity for real impact, plenty of smart people who fuel innovation.

    Cons

    Too big for its own good, opportunity for impact stifled by bureaucracy and politics, for every smart person... there are plenty of bullheaded, egotistical managers who think they've got it all figured out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused on what Microsoft really is about and align your teams so they're not all undermining each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work at if you are oblivious to mistakes of upper management

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work (technically) and opportunity to work on cutting edge. Good work culture. Good Perks.

    Cons

    Bad management period. There is a reason the company is spiralling down. At middle levels, too much hierarchy to work effectively. Lack of innovation and a lack of charismatic leader, does not inspire cult following like Apple or Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the bloat in middle management. Be the leaders you deserve to be, do not let infighting and politics take you down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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