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27 days ago

Project Manager

Microsoft Reading, England

Project Managers (known as PjM) are vital roles within Services tasked with taking ownership for delivery of one or more technology projects for our… Jobsite.co.uk


7 days ago

Pursuit Engagement Manager

Microsoft Reading, England

Pursuit Engagement Managers are key roles within Services and take responsibility for innovative commercial propositions, portfolio management… Jobsite.co.uk


4 days ago

Enterprise Architecture Manager - Public Sector

Microsoft Corporation Reading, England

Looking to work closely with top Line of Business and IT Executives in large Enterprises, to accelerate the achievement of business objectives… Adzuna


13 days ago

Managing Architect - Devices & mobility based solutions

Microsoft Reading, England

Managing Architect - Devices & mobility based solutions Reading, UK As a Microsoft Services professional, we provide our customers with a direct… Adzuna


13 days ago

Consulting Team Manager

Microsoft Reading, England

The Consulting Team manager (known as Professional Development Manager) is an important role in Microsoft Services. The role is an integral part of… Adzuna


4 days ago

Managing Architect

Microsoft Reading, England

As a Microsoft Services professional, we provide our customers with a direct connection to the knowledge and expertise of the worlds leading… Adzuna


13 days ago

Managing Architect - Cloud Productivity & Enterprise Social

Microsoft Reading, England

Managing Architect - Cloud Productivity & Enterprise Social Reading, UK Microsoft Services Professionals As a Microsoft Services professional, we… Adzuna


7 days ago

PTNR TECH STRATEGIST SMSP

Microsoft Reading, England

The Partner Technology Strategist (PTS) is responsible for driving partner technical enablement to increase capacity and help secure through-partner… Microsoft


12 days ago

Consulting Project Manager

Microsoft Reading, England

ProjectManagers (known as PjM) are vital roles within Services tasked with taking ownership for delivery of one or more technology projects for our… Microsoft


30+ days ago

Solution Sales Professional - Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Reading, England

Theteamworks closely with other Microsoft customer-facing resources, including MicrosoftConsulting Services and Microsofts extensive network of… 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 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.