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Excellent business people

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Current Contractor - Product Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Contractor - Product Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

Good compensation
Great caliber of peers
Commitment to healthy workplace
Clear business direction

Cons

Process heavy
Bureaucratic
Focused on maintaining status quo

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward risk

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent company. More democratic than others. Heavy politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Give employees a chance to give feedback about the health of the organization and managers conducted by an independent company.

    Cons

    Heavy politics. Sometimes it's hard for cross-group collaborations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company and People, but Strategy is Too Cautious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart people, tough problems, lots of rope to grow and learn! MSFT has amazing benefits, competitive salaries and allows you to move across organizations fairly easily so you can go from consumer to enterprise products and learn along the way.

    Cons

    While MSFT has abundant resources, they face the classic innovator's dilemma with large cash cows and falling stars that they are very afraid of cannibalizing...that means innovation is often slower and done with a weary, cautious eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks - cannibalize yourself before someone else does. Let people take risks in pilots and prove things out. Don't get stuck in bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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