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25 days ago

Sr. Director, Skype Lifecycle Marketing

Microsoft Palo Alto, CA

We need to be great at three things: 1) on-boarding new customers so well that they love us from day one, 2) maintaining a great relationship with… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Tech Solutions Prof

Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA

Are you excited about an opportunity to build and accelerate one of the newest businesses in Microsoft? Are you a strong Technology Specialist with… Percipio Media


13 days ago

Dir Tech Sales

Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA

The Director - Dynamics Technical Pre-Sales manages a high-performing team of senior Dynamics Pre-Sales resources including Technical Specialists… Percipio Media


19 days ago

Partner Sales Exec

Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA +2 locations

Location: San Francisco, San Jose   SMS&P Partner Sales Executive - Solutions Manage partner sales motions in our Corporate Accounts customer… Percipio Media


30+ days ago

Sales Director, State & Local Government

Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA +2 locations

Microsoft's State and Local Government team is looking for an experienced sales leader to lead our Northern California State and Local Government… Percipio Media


30+ days ago

Dir Solution Sales DYN

Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA

include exceeding Dynamics quota attainment across ERP/CRM categories and SMSP/EPG segments, driving the forecasting ROB established for the… Percipio Media


4 days ago

Director Chipset Sourcing

Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA

The Microsoft Devices Group has an opening for a Director of Hardware Technology Sourcing who will be tasked with driving technology strategies for… Percipio Media


11 days ago

Director - Technical Sales

Microsoft San Francisco, CA +2 locations

The Director - Dynamics Technical Pre-Sales manages a high-performing team of senior Dynamics Pre-Sales resources including Technical Specialists… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Director Solution Sales Dynamics

Microsoft San Francisco, CA +2 locations

include exceeding Dynamics quota attainment across ERP/CRM categories and SMSP/EPG segments, driving the forecasting ROB established for the… Ivy Exec


28 days ago

SR Applied Scientist

Microsoft San Francisco, CA

The Experience Design (XD) teamwithin Microsofts Digital Life & Work group is the face of the new Microsoft: more open-minded than before; more wil… Experteer


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (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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