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14 days ago

Pre-Sales Solution Architect

Microsoft Redwood City, CA

As a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Presales Solution Architect, you will be a trusted customer advisor focused on driving Dynamics CRM enterprise solutions… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Sr. Director, Skype Lifecycle Marketing

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

This high profile role will be accountable for key business objectives including acquisition, trial, service usage and loyalty. You must be able to… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Our platforms and services teams deliver joined up experiences to individual users and large businesses alike. We power Skype and Lync on major… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software 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


13 days ago

Senior Product Manager New Monetization

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

If so, you are looking at the right job. At Skype, our vision is every conversation, every day, on every device. We are focused on enabling… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Business Development Manage, Senior - ASG Business Development

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Include: • You will be responsible in conjunction with other members of the ASG Business Development team in developing, a BD growth plan… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Android Software Engineer 2

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

The Skype for Android Developer develops elegant, robust software that delight and excite our customers. Working as part of a small but highly… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Learning Specialist

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Your purpose is to support the growth of each of your team members to realize their full potential, so that they can help our customers do the same… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineer -Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

Skype is software that enables the worlds conversations. Hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses actively use Skype making hundreds of… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

LEAD DESIGNER, ANDROID

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

You see, we know the power of good design and flawless experiences, and we need more top-notch designers to join the family, that value great… Beyond.com


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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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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