I would like to create a forum to expose both good and bad management within MSFT. When I first came in the door someone said "Working at MSFT can be the best job in the world or the worst, it all depends on who your manager is". This is probably one of the wisest things I was told as a newbe. I have now been around a few years and have lived both worlds many times over. Sadly now I am in the worst job, but looking hopefully for my next Best job in the world at MSFT.
The question that everyone asks is, "Why is the current job so bad?".
1. Monotonous tasks
2. Doubled up jobs the norm (bill 80 hrs a week)
3. No clear career growth path
4. Focused on $ not quality delivery (billing 80 is more important than customer satisfaction)
What is driving this poor work environment?
I think the group took on overly aggressive revenue targets, which basically force managers to burn out their employees. So I don't blame my manager for the situation, but I do blame him for not understanding that the current situation will eventually lead to complete team burnout.
So moving forward, what are some of your situations, good, or bad, is your "good" group hiring?