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22 days ago

Director Sales Dynamic CRM

Microsoft San Francisco, CA

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


30+ days ago

Senior iOS UX Developer-Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Our product focused teams deliver the user experience on desktops, mobile devices, TVs and gaming platforms. We create infrastructure that enables… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Principal Program Manager-Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Working for Skype youll also experience and have the opportunity to contribute to our world leading approach to agile at scale, using Scrum at its… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer in Test - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

•Ensure bug free releases of all GroupMe clients and backend services •Integrate feedback and bug reports from customer support into product planning… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer-Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

About Skype The Skype team is at the forefront of Microsofts effort to expand the communication experience from living room to boardroom. We want to… Beyond.com


14 days ago

Automation Engineer - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Skype are developing build the Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications used by millions of mobile users around the world. Mobile is a strategic… Beyond.com


14 days ago

Senior Automation Engineer - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Skype are developing build the Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications used by millions of mobile users around the world. Mobile is a strategic… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer In Test-Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

As an Senior SDET in our Quality Engineering team you will be part of an awesome team that focuses on building our Continous Delivery Platform for or… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer, Advertising - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

• Be a true partner in defining the solutions, have and develop business acumen and bring technical perspective in furthering the product and… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II-Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

About Skype The Skype team is at the forefront of Microsofts effort to expand the communication experience from living room to boardroom. We want to… Beyond.com


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for 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.