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Developer Evangelist

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Current Employee - Developer Evangelist
Current Employee - Developer Evangelist

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

Pros

Yearly travel to USA, lots of training opportunities.

Cons

Eventually, politics will hinder your creativity; how you want to do things vs how your boss wants to do things.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proceed with Caution

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    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Above average benefits
    Very knowledgeable and talented people

    Cons

    Very political environment. Advancement not based on what you know or can contribute but on who you know.
    The environment inside the company is dog-eat-dog. For each person who gets a "good" performance review, an equal number of people must recieve a "bad" performance review. This leads to cutthroat internal competition, a lack of empathy or friendship in the office, and generally an unfriendly environment.
    High turnover- "burn and turn" philosphy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp performance review.
    Change your culture before it is too later

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, developed a lot. Great company to work for a number of years.

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A few pros:
    1-Very professional work force molds you into representing yourself the best way you can in your future career.
    2-Fast paced and a lot of challenges, teaches you a lot on the job.
    3-Fun teams with casual environment, great relationships and lifelong friendships.
    4-Flexible work schedule, no set business hours and face time required as long as deliverables are hit.
    5-Compensation and Benefits are second to none (but comes with the extra hours)

    Cons

    1-Work Life Balance is a focus area for the company, but almost impossible to maintain a workweek less than 50-60+ hours, or you will not be regarded as a hard working employee. Nighttime work is the norm. It is about how late can you stay up and still show up at work in the morning.
    2-Very tough review system, everyone is smart and start playing games to get ahead of each other. Some people get unfair reviews if they are managing up or spend significant amount of time on office politics
    3-Random firedrills are a culture, being planful is almost penalized, as plans do not stick and you end up spending all the time to be proactive and planful and not getting the benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the Review System, it is emotionally draining and creates more than necessary competition among employees. May have been great during start up years, not effective with large number of employees.
    Beware of office politics and reward people for good work, not by who they report to or know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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