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If you market yourself, build your brand, you can do well.

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Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits. Very little late night or week end work on your actual job.

Cons

Stack ranking requires you to constantly market yourself and your accomplishements to other managers. If you are the person who likes to work hard, do a great job, and be recognized for it, this is not the place for you. You have to spend 15-20% of your time telling other people how great you are. Those who do it well rise quickly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There has to be a better way to recognize talent in your teams. Find it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brand recognition, company have a lot of money to burn.

    Cons

    Its a club, clique environment. If you're not in the club you will not go very far regarding advancement or anything else. Like high school. Popular in, unpopular out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop high school thing and be professional. This is not high school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Empowered to make decisions. Excited about the future. Inspired by the people with whom I work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology we develop and use is really cool. Workplace is fantastic. People are smart and driven. Meritocracy based reviews.

    Cons

    Standard big company political stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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