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still a great company but...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

cash cow
driving impacts is recognized and rewarded

Cons

sr. leadership
company strategy
many ideas, but cannot get big things through well

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place but too much work!

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation.
    Good boss (immediate boss)
    Some good peer.

    Cons

    You must be in the inner circle of your boss's clan. Else no matter what you do, u wont get good rating. No need to work hard, some just darn lucky to be parasite and get all the good sales and overachieve without doing much. Some been in MS for more than 5 years, act as if they are the smartest and pretend charming, but inside is full of evil thoughts. in another words, very political (Come on, u think Sinofsky wanna take a break?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair, be objective. Open your eyes and see who are not working yet got all the undeserving compliments!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the company it was

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people
    Some cool technology

    Cons

    An evil competititive review system that makes for a poisonous culture that reward backstabbing and crawling over quiet accomplishment of the job.
    A top down, "do as you are told" style of management that does not encourage or reward initiative - they say the opposite but effectively the only way to succeed is to do what you are told, how you are told to the letter and then do down your rivals so senior management have to you the "sound" list. They even admit "managing upwards" is a key skill to success - this in reality means crawling and over blowing your own successes at the expense of your colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the competititve review system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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