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Manufacturing Test, Software Development Engineer Manager, Principal - Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

quality in the Factory. We are looking for Principle Software Development Manager & Lead…

26 days ago

Business Program Manager, WWLP

Microsoft Redmond, WA

As Deal Execution manager in Worldwide Licensing and Pricing, you will help support flawless execution across the multi-billion dollar Enterprise… Ivy Exec

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Marketing Manager Visual Merchandising & In-Store Marketing

Microsoft Redmond, WA

Specifically, the Marketing Manager of Visual Merchandising In-Store Marketing will be responsible for:- Creating and Implementing compelling… Ivy Exec

26 days ago

Senior Program Manager

Microsoft Shanghai, NA +6 locations

As a critical member of the team you will have many opportunities to have a significant impact on the product strategy, planning and execution. You… Ivy Exec

26 days ago

OEM ODR Sales Director

Microsoft Singapore, NA

The OEM Sales Manager Breadth will be responsible for developing sales strategies and plans to drive Microsoft software adoption and 3rd party… Ivy Exec

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Product Marketing Manager - Developer Tools Marketing & Sales

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

The Developer Tools Marketing & Sales group is responsible for creating the business strategies, product plans, and go-to-market plans to increase…

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer In Test, Senior

Microsoft Corporation Durham, NC +2 locations

TFS provides software development teams with project and bug management, version control, build automation, and more. Visual Studio Online…

30+ days ago

Sr Product Marketing Mgr (CSI)

Microsoft Corporation Tokyo

The Platform Strategy Manager role at Microsoft brings unique skills and perspective to the business and is the national subject-matter-expert on…

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Microsoft Corporation Beijing

Microsofts fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, was founded in 1998 in Beijing. By attracting the best talent from Asia and across…

29 days ago

Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA +2 locations

Develop localization, globalization & marketization tools and systems based on business needs. Drive localization architecture, designs and…

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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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


    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 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.