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A great company to work for.

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Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Paris (France)
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Paris (France)

Pros

Huge opportunity for growth, strong focus on management excellence, wide variety of businesses and roles in which to work. The company feels as if it is re-energized and re-focused with 2013 product releases (Win8, Office 15, Azure, O365, Surface), and a commitment to be successful in areas where it has struggled, e.g. Windows Phone.

Cons

The stack ranking system has de-motivated a large group employees and made the atmosphere seem a bit more cutthroat.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on simplifying: product offerings, contracts, and matrix organization.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft: not the company people expect from the outside.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Country Manager RSM  in  Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Country Manager RSM in Schiphol (Netherlands)

    Pros

    One big happy family with a huge jar of cookies for cookie monsters.

    Cons

    Too much politics and networking, its not about being good, but about looking good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more consumer minded people on board and get the "corporate" people out of the consumer space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    top company for top people

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Director in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

    salary top if you have negotiated good :), performance based salary, strong employee development, mentoring with senior employees, strong team spirit, spirit is great

    Cons

    review system is a mess (see multiple press articles), defined amount of employees are replaced every year, workload easy 60h per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the CEO, invest in people and change the review system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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