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Solution Sales Productivity role in Microsoft

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Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Mumbai (India)
Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Quite an important role
Great policies
Good salary

Cons

Lot of politics
Lot of excel sheets floating around which need to be filled time and again
Mostly internal focused instead of focusing on the customer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Apart from the field, other teams also need to engage with customers to understand pulse of the customer. A lot of the reviews tend to be theoretical in nature

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Up or out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Got to work with some great folks.

    Cons

    If you are not promoted on a regular cycle, you are moved out of the company. Stack ranking creates a competitive environment that is detrimental to innovation and improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stack ranking.

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    Good place to work but lost it's way

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work environment and generally good people to work with. Lot's of opportunities to move internally and also to move internationally

    Cons

    The review system is Microsoft's achilles heel in terms of talent management. It favours those who are very good at working the system rather than doing an excellent job. This means that getting your bonus is based very subjectively depending on how well you get on with your boss and how well they get on with their boss. The scorecard mentality also put the focus internally rather than to the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the stack ranking process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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