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Great job, bad location.

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Microsoft offers comprehensive training right from the start, so it is a great place to hone your knowledge and skills of not only Microsoft products, but of the dominant products in the industry. Microsoft Unified Communications software is excellent for employee to employee communications, and internal efficiency.

Cons

Microsoft has yet to invest fully into China, so you are still working in a developing country. The office environment was bland, and Chinese regulations can be tough when it comes to heating and cooling. You boil in the summer, and freeze in the winter.

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Clarify your business model so it is can be understood by all.

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    Good job, management needs to be improved yet.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    In Microsoft, one can always get to use the most up to date techniques, which is great for gaining useful experiences, and build up resume. As a matter of fact, one could use all Microsoft products for free, and therefore gaining experiences without have to buy them. The company also offer good benefit plan, good administrative aids. Free coke, pool and foosball. Free Xbox games. (But no free Age of Empire... )

    Cons

    Despite the great company value and culture, inexperienced management could result in bad practices which make every one suffer. People get less freedom to do different jobs they would like to try.

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    Respect the employee, recognize their contribution.

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    Good benefits, good people, management needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    The company offers good salaries and a good benefits package. It definitely looks good on your resume if you decide to leave. You work with some very intelligent people who are passionate about the company and its products.

    Cons

    The downsides are pretty standard for any huge corporation. Lots of Microsoftees are pretty "religious" about their products and often have a hard time accepting that the IT world is a big green garden where different types of flowers can flourish without interfering with each other.
    The small Austrian subsidiary was suffering from poor executive management, which caused many good employees to leave.

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    Senior Management needs to get out of the vicious circle of favoritism. It is quite frustrating to see friends of friends taking key positions while truly competent people are being left behind.

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