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Attorney at Microsoft

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Current Employee - Attorney  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great place to work, intellectual challenging

Cons

Rating system needs to be overhauled

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the review system

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great company now taking things on the chin. Some is self imposed...

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Still great healthcare benefits even though employee contribution has changed to be more expensive.

    Cons

    Not as agile as it used to be. More reactive to what competitors are doing than being innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to various levels of management not just CVPs. Long time employees have suggestions to offer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Mostly good, learned a ton and furthered my career. However, times have changed and you must be vigilant.

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    Former Employee - Techninal Account Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Techninal Account Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Learned many products, and worked with more than 25 Fortune 500 companies during my tenure. Nothing prepares you for a product like supporting it, and access to the internal tools and products really gives you a heads up. You can move into many different areas of the company and travel to customers. Support for learning and certification.

    Cons

    You are stack ranked against your peers, and even doing your job is not enough these days. I was recently let go for "performance" when I had met all of my goals. I grew my accounts by over 30% this last year, and had great customer feedback. However, according to mgmt., I was still below my peers, and received a terrible review without a lot of concrete data to back it up. They are hiring a lot of people straight out of college, and replacing people like me who had over 15 years with the company. Outperforming your peers may also not be enough, you must have good relationships with mgmt. to excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have seen over 50 friends of mine be managed out of the company, or fired for similar "performance" issues as mine. It will erode the foundation of the company in my opinion and while I realize Microsoft is a business, and that bringing younger cheaper employees in is good for the bottom-line now, it will mean the experience which Microsoft brought to the table will be diluted, and customers will start to figure this out over the years. Some already have.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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