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Microsoft Senior Program Manager Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2019

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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279 Ratings
  1. "Worth experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly company, should surely give a try

    Cons

    Not yet known for any cons

    Microsoft2019-08-14
  2. "Diverse Career Paths Over Time"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work very different jobs and change career paths, or do the same type of job for multiple different teams, each with its own strengths.

    Cons

    Pockets of the company still seem to not be reading the culture change memos.

    Microsoft2019-08-08
  3. "Senior Business Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Program Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand, cutting edge technology, opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Leaders don't walk the talk on culture

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on culture

    Microsoft2019-07-22
  4. "great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    technical innovation, great ethics , ton of momentum

    Cons

    not all managers are great, not as easy to switch jobs

    Microsoft2019-07-29
  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Security Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of ability to move around within the company, easy to find groups doing something of interest. Good work-life balance and flexible schedules. Awesome transportation options including: company buses, van pool support, public bus passes. Great emphasis on diversity and inclusion and equality. Building a culture where people are truly valued and not just a replaceable cog in the machine. Lots of opportunity and great...

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    Cons

    Commutes are ridiculously long in Redmond, even with transportation options provided by the company. Most senior managers live close so maybe they don't feel the pain. I spend 2-3 hours per day on the company bus (but at least there is WIFI, so it isn't a complete loss). Some groups are ok with regular remote work, while others insist physical presence everyday. It would be nice to see more allowance for working remote...

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    Microsoft2019-07-10
  6. "Love this company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project/Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of smart, humble people who are ready to learn -Great benefits -Stronger culture since Satya Nadella became CEO

    Cons

    -Base salaries can be on the lower side.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep going! The company has had an amazing 5 years. -Focus more on the internal mobility of talent.

    Microsoft2019-06-11
  7. "Very positive. Plenty of opportunities for development."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project/Program Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting challenge, complex product environment, extremely talented people.

    Cons

    Too much corporate politics and Redmond rules.

    Advice to Management

    Remove some or many middle management layers.

    Microsoft2019-06-14
  8. "Pays well, but every 1-2 years you're reorg'd and life is hell"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits Some flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    Microsoft has had a long culture of hiring male bullies. They got successful by putting people over a barrel. Now MS is putting a lot of marketing $ into "changing the culture" and their so-called commitment to diversity and inclusion. But they keep promoting and hiring the same loud, domineering, aggressive, bad managers, who think they have all the answers and don't know how to manage people or get the best out of them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting the same men that have been at 15-30 years. There's no real innovation. Just copying things.

    Microsoft2019-06-08
  9. "Rewarding work with top caliber people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn from and work alongside brilliant people.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in management roles and "boys club" management ranks.

    Microsoft2019-05-15
  10. "Senior Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay, team, environment, benefits

    Cons

    Work may look monotonic, internal movement difficult, global dependencies

    Microsoft2019-03-27
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