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Tough times ahead but still loving every minute

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Microsoft faces tough competition from Apple, Google, VM Ware, Amazon, Sony - you name it. But the opportunities are huge. I am sure that Microsoft will get its Mojo back and consumers will see it.

Cons

The review system is probably one of the worst I have seen in my career - it makes you totally dependend on your manager. With all the re-orgs you are not always in control of your destiny (aka manager).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a (marketing) way to make everyone and their brother undestand why we have the best "better together" story in the industry. Windows 8 is a great start but needs more consistency esp. Windows RT. Surface is by far the best Hardware in the market but gets downgraded by a so so experience on RT.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    smart people
    great compensation
    great values
    challenging problems

    Cons

    needs disruption
    needs to innovate outside of its comfort zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shake things up radically

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Challenging projects and diverse opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You meet brilliant and experienced people.

    Cons

    I don't like the culture in Seattle/Redmond area; I'm European.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less on social events or add diversity in the events. I'm not really into the American culture when going out. I don't like playing video games.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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