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Leveling off

Senior Lead Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

ProsWork on products that are used by hundreds of millions of people.
Enough product diversity that you can work on a wide variety of projects.
Still many smart people.
Best research lab in the world.

ConsPolitical
Favors fast follower strategy over innovation
Flat stock price for 7 years, no chance of making money at lower levels, which causes focus on promotions rather than focus on custmers and product success.
Nepotism at high levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new CEO.
Carly Fiorina was fired from HP for making one big mistake. What is Steve Ballmer still doing there? Operating systems (Vista),entertainment (Zune, Media Center), mobile (WM 6, Kin, tablet?), internet (MSN). Microsoft also has terrible (yet over-powered) people in marketing despite (or because of) Ballmer's background in marketing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pros: Many projects and smart people Cons: Too many managers, too few doers Advice to Senior Management: Trim the management layer No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Internal struggle

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Pros: Benefit is pretty good, nice work environment Cons: Internal conflicts, lots of power struggles Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of the review curve, it is motivating… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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