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anon3093 Business Program Manager
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January 1970

Good upward movement until you get into Directors and above

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Yes
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Promote more women into leadership positions
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LadyEng
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January 1970

It's a good place to work, but like any other tech company, you have to be aggressive and sometimes things are unfair the higher you go.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
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Anonymous Software Engineer Software Engineer
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January 1970

You need to be very assertive to borderline aggressive to be noticed as someone who has impact, if aren't seen as having impact you won't progress and will eventually be managed out. If you're looking for a promotion, it is expected that you're working at the level of the promotion before you're considered a candidate.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Yes
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The hours are flexible but the workload can be heavy so you're still squeezing in the 50 hours of work, but you can decide if you do it at 10am or midnight.
You need to be very assertive to borderline aggressive to be noticed as someone who has impact, if aren't seen as having impact you won't progress and will eventually be managed out.
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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Msftveteran Engineering
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January 1970

I agree with other women's reviews that you're manager impacts 95% of your experience and review. Although the amount of effort that I put into my job has remained the same over the last 10 years, my reviews have varied wildly depending on whether my manager liked me or not. The first five years I regularly got feedback that I was too abrasive, despite seeing men never get this feedback. I landed under a manager of that saw no value in my skills and that was like hell for two years. But other years I've had managers that really liked me and I've been a top former. Honestly it's a crapshoot. The maternity leave is very generous, that's probably the best thing. But each time I've come back from maternity leave I've had to switch teams because the new mom bias is terrible. I never talk about my family at work, I find that to be much easier to help avoid mom bias.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
20 paid / unpaid
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
No
Promote more women into leadership positions
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whisperwing
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January 1970

Great benefit and maternity leave. It is really family friendly.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
12 paid / 0 unpaid
Since last year it has become 20 weeks of 100% paid maternity leave and 12 weeks for dads
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Yes
Improve my compensation
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anon2648
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January 1970

The group I'm in has lots of women in technical roles. It has been a leader in women-friendly and family friendly policies. Not all teams are like that, but good ones do exist.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work
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MartiniCheese Senior Program Manager, Engineering
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January 1970

There is lots of support for families at Microsoft. As with many large corporations, the support of women and promotion to leadership varies by group. Some managers and teams really get it and have made changes. Others have not. Yet. I believe Satya Nadella is working hard to make necessary changes.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
16 paid / 8 unpaid
Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
We need to promote more women into leadership, but we also need more unconscious bias training for male managers who lead mixed teams to make sure women in engineering and program management roles feel supported.
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meebot
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January 1970

Competitive family leave policies in line with top tech companies

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
12 paid / 8 unpaid
Not for Promotion
Culture, Policies
Depends on the team and manager
Promote more women into leadership positions
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kitkat Senior Program Manager, Engineering
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January 1970

Hours are moderatley friendly. I wish more people worked part time and/or left early.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon1743 Business Program Manager
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January 1970

The company can still be doing so much more for women... You won't encounter any blatant sexism but the culture is still very much all about 'the guys' at the top and being part of each department's boy's club.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
The company added paternity leave rights and extended maternity leave last year, though only in the U.S.
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Hours, Culture
The company offers a lot of great experience opportunities but is still very much old-school corporate America when it comes to women (and diversity in general). It's trying to change its culture and has a few interesting initiatives for women, but in my opinion it's still far from being enough.
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