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Good benefits, good people, management needs improvement

Sales Operations (Former Employee)
Vienna (Austria)

I worked at Microsoft

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior 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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great company but limited career advancement opportunities

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Microsoft


Pros: The name of Microsoft on your CV is great to have. There is a supportive collegiate atmoshere where the employees help out each other without… Cons: Microsoft do not pay very well. It is a product-focused sales organisation (if you are in the Sales, Marketing and Services Group) when it should… Advice to Senior Management: take a longer term view and invest in people who are prepared… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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an ideal place to gain experience and skill

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Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Microsoft


Pros: - generally get to work with very smart people - get to leverage… Cons: - limited in terms of technology when implementing web based products, especially on the AJAX side -… Advice to Senior Management: - i would advise to consider again how teams are structured in order to deliver consistent, integrated web experiences, we seem to have many… More

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