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Sr Ptnr Practice Recruiter

Microsoft Corporation Iselin, NJ

This role is strategic in allowing Microsoft to increase our capability and capacity in the marketplace. As a Competitive Practice Recruiter, you are…

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Microsoft Corporation Iselin, NJ

The purpose of the Application Development Manager (ADM) is to provide our customers access to a wide range of product and application development…

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Cloud Solution Architect – new

Microsoft Corporation Edison, NJ +2 locations

Enterprise Partners is responsible for driving partner led sales for WW EPG. This team of high caliber professionals are chartered to build…

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Premier Field Engineer – new

Microsoft Corporation Iselin, NJ

PREMIER FIELD ENGINEER - Sharepoint Location - New York/New Jersey Metro Area with a focus on Trenton, NJ The Microsoft Public Sector Services, SLGE… Percipio Media

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Opportunity Mgr US SMSP – new

Microsoft Corporation Iselin, NJ

Corporate Accounts (CA) customers at Microsoft include enterprise customers, commercial and/or public sector, with at least 250 users up to several… Percipio Media

30+ days ago

UK Senior Finance Manager, P&L

Microsoft Reading, England

Investigo is currently recruiting on behalf of Microsoft in Reading for a UK Senior Finance Manager, P&L to join their Microsofts Sales, Marketing…

17 days ago

Advertising Solution Sales Specialist

Microsoft Corporation New York, NY

If so, Microsoft Advertising is looking for highly motivated digital marketing professionals who understand the meaning of world-class solution…

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Applied Scientist, Senior - Microsoft Research

Microsoft Corporation New York, NY

You will be responsible for executing many phases of development on projects…

30+ days ago

Global Online Advertising Analytics Manager

Microsoft New York, NY

We are looking for a Senior Analytics Manager to create actionable insights, respond to RFPs and strategy reviews with analytics insights, share… Ivy Exec

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Director Solution Sales

Microsoft New York, NY

Develop High-Performing Teams Who Meet or Exceed Quota and Scorecard targets: Success in this job deliverable is measured by quota being met or… Ivy Exec

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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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


    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop.

    2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice.

    3. Even with it's struggles MSFT is still a cash printing machine. This means if you can keep your nose clean and do reasonable work, you can have a stable job, pay your bills, feed your family, and not worry (too much) about layoffs. The stock you own likely won't tank, but probably won't go up much either. You'll get a bonus each year and some stock. It's a decent life if you aren't looking to light the world on fire.


    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies.

    Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out" and move up in the company. Don't expect your manager to be much of an advocate or enabler to help you meet your career goals - they are basically trying to survive the stack rank every year too. Not familiar with the stack rank? Check out the 2012 Vanity Fair article called "Microsoft's Lost Decade".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening...
    1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities.
    2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting into 1 or 2 range. The 20% getting anything below a 3 are walking dead. In summary, 70% of the company walk away from the review cycle feeling like crap. This is no good.

    After 10 years, I'm leaving - it's just a matter of time until I find the right opportunity. I need to find a company spends 90% of it's time building technology experiences, as opposed to 90% of its time building PowerPoints. And I expect to refuse the exit interview - because if you really cared what I thought, you wouldn't ask me after I decided to leave.

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