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A life-changing experience!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Huge ambition
Driven people
Big enough to chase the dreams

Cons

Getting big, impersonal, and unwieldy
Inefficient - empowerment leads to uncoordinated and wasteful action

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that people do business with people they like; sellers sell what they know; employees recommend what they feel great about. EVERY individual employee is valuable in this equation, not just the top 1%.

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    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, very great benefits. And good work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes it has a stodgy reputation

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PAM/SEM/CAM/AM in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - PAM/SEM/CAM/AM in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    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 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.)

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