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6 days ago

Director Channel Sales SMB (m/f)

Microsoft Munich +2 locations

The German SMB Lead role is responsible to lead and drive the Microsoft SMB Germany strategy and ensuring consistent implementation and execution to… Microsoft

30+ days ago

Director Sales Services

Microsoft Washington, DC +2 locations

• Achieve FY16 Premier, Revenue and Scorecard metrics as defined for your area. • Sales Manager, Services is primarily responsible for Business… Microsoft

7 days ago

Director Solution Sales

Microsoft Singapore, APAC-HQ

• Build, inspire, motivate, lead and guide Surface HQ team in assigned territory as well as provide leadership direction and strategy for distributed… Microsoft

30+ days ago

Director Sales Executive & Strategy

Microsoft Redmond, WA

This role will reside in the Sales Operations team within the WW EPG Sales Excellence organization. Our missi… Microsoft

30+ days ago

Director Sales APPLT

Microsoft Malvern, PA

• Develop, manage and accurately forecast a valid team pipeline that covers 200% of target through frequent inspection and deal-coaching. • Grow and… Microsoft

30+ days ago

Premium Regional Sr. Sales Director

Microsoft New York, NY +2 locations

Sales Director to drive exceptional search revenue and customer… Microsoft

4 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

18 days ago

Product Marketing Manager

Microsoft Reston, VA +5 locations

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

12 days ago

Dir Sales FED

Microsoft Washington, DC

The team focuses on enterprise solutions revenue opportunities within the Department of the Army. The Director of this team sets strategy and… Microsoft

14 days ago

Sr Solution Sales Mgr DYN

Microsoft United States

include exceeding Dynamics quota attainment across CRM categories and mid-market & enterprise segments, driving the forecasting ROB established for… Microsoft

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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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)


    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 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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