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it is like living on edge

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros

Good salary, working with MS is matter of great pride

Cons

Not much career growth after SCON,
lot of politics and show off required to survive
if you want to survive be prepared to pull somebody down.
your annual appraisal depends on stupid EM feedback (who knows nothing about delivery)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company to work for, though roles can disappear in an instant as products get dropped.

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    Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Renumeration is good for a large corporate. Shares given regularly though upside on shares is low.
    Access to great technology, and good staff software perks including employee purchase and free MSDN Ultimate.

    Cons

    Quite political and sometimes doesn't feel like everyone is pulling in the same direction. Review system isn't great, can sometimes act unfairly to both high and low achievers which can impact bonuses and often success is very dependent on the product rather than the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Microsoft has excellent integration between its software products - try and sell solutions that add client value rather than just trying to bundle products up in an EA or driving hard to get an unneeded product in the EA.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Where are they going next?

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Creativity, the amazing people; The fact that you can have a vision, prove it works and then create a team to deliver it!

    Cons

    Senior Management out of touch, rating system means people compete with others instead of focusing on being an R & D success!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the current Appraisal rating process; focus on new development and creativity; stop chasing other markets inventions AFTER they have launched.....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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