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Business/Operations Program Managers

Microsoft Corporation Reno, NV

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IT Opportunities

Microsoft Corporation Charlotte, NC +2 locations

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Software Dev. Engineers, Software Engineers, Test Engineers

Microsoft Corporation Durham, NC

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3 days ago

Controller PS – new

Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA

The right person is a self-starter who is proactive versus reactive and action oriented with a strong desire to get things done. Ability to quickly… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

ERP Solution Architect

Microsoft Corporation Charlotte C H, VA +2 locations

The ERP Solution Architect helps identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving existing projects… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Product Marketing Manager - NAV

Microsoft Corporation Charlotte C H, VA +7 locations

The Dynamics business is at a pivotal time to deliver business solutions and enterprise services through the cloud and through partners that help… Beyond.com


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Enterprise Architect, National Security Group, US ES – new

Microsoft Corporation Alexandria, VA

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


30+ days ago

Senior Architect

Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA

Microsoft Services is looking for Regional Architect who has a mix of advanced technology, customer and strategic business acumen. This role requires… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

SR CONSULTANT

Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA +2 locations

The PSSC Development Manager will oversee the design and development for multiple projects, providing guidance and assistance to the Development… Beyond.com


25 days ago

Hardware Lab Manager

Microsoft Corporation Richmond, VA

Our team is responsible for the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of the Xbox Console. We currently have an opening on the Console team… Beyond.com


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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)

    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 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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