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5 days ago

Partner Business Development Manager /Sales BI / Data Analytics

Microsoft Reading, England

• Good understanding, enthusiasm and credibility in field of analytics, and data insights. • Commercial acumen with respect to… Microsoft

5 days ago

Licensing Sales Specialist - Public Sector

Microsoft Reading, England

3. Build internal and partner support for commercial details; manage key stakeholders to meet… Microsoft

6 days ago

Senior UX Architect

Microsoft Reading, England

The UX Global Practice creates best-in-class user-centred design, focused on modern applications and devices for Enterprise customers around the… Microsoft

6 days ago

Partner Sales Exec

Microsoft Reading, England

Our vibrant Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMB), sits within the larger Small and Mid-Market Solutions and… Microsoft

12 days ago

Senior Services Delivery Manager

Microsoft Reading, England

Senior Services Delivery Managers work with partners to maximize the return on investment from their Dynamics partner service plan - Advantage and… Microsoft

10 days ago

Operations Specialist

Microsoft Reading, England

The Enterprise Services division is responsible for selling and delivering world class technology services to customers around the world and driving… Microsoft

18 days ago

Partner Solutions Architect

Microsoft Reading, England

Enterprise Partners is responsible for driving partner led sales for WW EPG. This team of high caliber professionals are chartered to build… Microsoft

13 days ago

Partner Sales Executi ve

Microsoft Reading, England

The Solution PSE works in partnership with partners and direct sales and marketing teams to extend the Microsofts sales force to create and meet… Microsoft

12 days ago

Service Sales Account Executive Public Sector

Microsoft Reading, England

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and innovative individual with a strategic outlook. They will have demonstrable experience in… Microsoft

12 days ago

Product Marketing Manager Surface

Microsoft Reading, England

FY16 is the year for Surface to really scale. We will expand both our consumer and commercial businesses. We will partner heavily with our retail… Microsoft

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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 (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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