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30+ days ago

IT/OPS SERVICE ENGINEER

Microsoft Ashburn, VA

We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox… Microsoft


17 days ago

Executive Business Administrator

Microsoft Reston, VA

of this business. This exciting role consists of operations, project and executive management support, which will play a critical role in creating… Microsoft


12 days ago

Software Development Engineer - MBS

Microsoft Reston, VA

Do you want to grow your skills in SaaS, Web technologies and Azure based cloud services integration? Do you love to delight your customers and have… Microsoft


11 days ago

Licensing Sales Spec PS

Microsoft Reston, VA

This person is a member of the Federal licensing sales team and will provide licensing solutions to customers located in the US Public Sector. The… Microsoft


19 days ago

Enterprise Architect - Enterprise Strategy Services DOD

Microsoft Reston, VA +2 locations

Microsoft Services is a key part of Microsoft's strategy to deliver devices and services that empower people around the world at home, work and on… Microsoft


19 days ago

Premier Field Engineer- Systems Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft Reston, VA

Microsoft Services help customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. We are a… Microsoft


9 days ago

Capture Manager

Microsoft Reston, VA

Business Development/Capture Manager reporting to Director of Business Development responsible for finding, developing and winning specific business… Microsoft


19 days ago

Senior Consultant

Microsoft Reston, VA

Microsoft Services is proud to have the opportunity to serve our government and offer an opportunity for you to do the same. The security of our… Microsoft


23 days ago

Product Marketing Manager

Microsoft Reston, VA

Are you interested in having a major role in building Microsofts cloud business for Service? Are you talented, creative marketer looking for a… Microsoft


30+ days ago

Senior Technical Account Manager

Microsoft Reston, VA

A TAM is a trusted business advisor to Microsoft's Premier Support customers providing strategic guidance around operations and optimization of their… Microsoft


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    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)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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 Management

    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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