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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a 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
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    Lots of independence, given chance to make an impact and pursue your passion, rewarded well by industry standards

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Haifa (Israel)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, independence, latest hardware and software, remote access, high level of trust

    Cons

    Performance review process is a little crazy - managers have to identify a weak 10% and force good employees out. So teamwork is always accompanied by looking over your shoulder and trying to get noticed. Getting noticed by other managers, establishing a reputation, is more important than any actual work you do. There are plenty of people who play this game well. Also, work life balance was always off (too much work, if that wasn't clear).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the 10% rule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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