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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 who is trying
* Products and solutions... world class
* Recognition... immediate
* Credibility... outstanding with clients, customers, and partners
* So many country subs to go to... so many divisions... pick your poison and start networking

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 new products... part of the pains of working with the worlds largest software company
* Ability to adjust to SaaS/Cloud paradigms... you will have to take a hit on rev... just have to figure out how to buffer it with more world class ingenuity in product dev!

Advice to Senior ManagementFix 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 to actually GET IN FRONT of customer and partners. Meetings to cover meetings has dropped thank goodness but the seasonality of the business needs to be adjusted... I remember being in the field for 3 months after fiscal and it was as though no one was working (customers and partners are still working.)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Treats Employees ALMOST as Bad as Customers

Solution Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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


Pros: Great 401k Plan Great Discounts Good Training Resource Relationships w/ Fortune 500 Companies Cons: TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT Seen as irrelevant in tech innovation, but refuses to… Advice to Senior Management: Major managerial changes needed from CEO down Give up on losing… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Horrible Microsoft Retail Store Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microsoft


Pros: Store sold some cool technology Cons: Was harrassed by management, poorly run, lack of communication-don't know… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of your retail stores, or hire better managers No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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