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Company With Huge Potential

Technical Evangelist (Current Employee)

ProsMicrosoft is a company with dominant market share in the computer industry, financial resources to fund long-term investments and very strong research and development teams. This enables it to enter adjacent or related markets in search of growth.

ConsMiddle management at Microsoft is short-sighted and overly reliant on inefficient processes and metrics that do not contribute to the company's long-term success. Talent and teamwork often take a back seat to politics as the people who get recognized or promoted are often the ones who play the "game".

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long hard look at your employees and separate the real contributors from those who just talk a good game.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Eleven years in sales and one hell of a career starter...

    PAM/SEM/CAM/AM (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: * Pays... good * Hours... flexible * Management... just like anything - hit and miss * Upper-management... I like Steve Balmer... sorry reader - he's a passionate guy… Cons: * Political... to the absolutely 100% fullest * Review system... changes a lot * Sales compensation model... hit and miss depending depending on quota * Slow to add… Advice to Senior Management: Fix the field promotion challenges... pull people back to Redmond more readily and start pushing those corporate folks to the field more readily... it's important… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    an investment in your future

    Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros: work with some brilliant people people see it on your resume and think you know all FANTASTIC health and benefits packages great… Cons: very demanding of employee time, often not respectful of work/life balance "reorgs" are a routine and often… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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