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Great experience

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Reno, NV

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits; open communication between levels; felt like my work and opinions were respected even by upper management in my group. In addition, my last manager there was excellent.

ConsThere was not much opportunity for advancement within my group for me (I was interested in pursuing software development rather than management) and it was hard to break into other groups, even though I had received consistently high performance reviews. Although I felt qualified, I was unable to land any positions that interested me in the Seattle area and ended up leaving the company so that I could continue to grow.

Advice to Senior ManagementI was happy with the managers that I dealth with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Numerous opportunities to take on big projects, but the review model does not encourages cooperation.

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Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Global footprint, aggressive competitor, variety of markets, every role in… Cons: The review model and often too much MBA-type theory and… Advice to Senior Management: It's time to kill the forced bell curve in the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Wonderful opportunity, sometimes the company gets in their own way

Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Lots of opportunity to move around, great benefits, making something big happen in the world. Smart people, a cultural wonder. A well-intentioned company… Cons: Organizationally, Microsoft is top heavy- few do the legwork which is largely done by vendors --contrast this to Amazon where each employee does their outward-facing… Advice to Senior Management: Work on getting MS people to balance vision with EXECUTION. Today, there are many visionaries but need more of their fingerprint in the work that… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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