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Big company = great opportunity to waste great possibilities

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of smart and nice people. Lots of new stuff to learn. Opportunity to have a big impact. Good salaries.

Cons

Fish starts to rot from its head. There are good teams - but most are in a dismal state, due to management (3 levels of hierarchy away from you) not having a clue about what's going on - or not even caring about it due to some twisted short-sighted incentive they have.

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  1. Technical Account Manager at Microsoft

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Edina, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product, solid marketing-good co-workers

    Cons

    A lot of rigidity in thought and process

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks that interface with customers

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    Great learning experience at the lower levels, frustratingly demeaning as you move up.

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    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of career options, self-driven, intelligent people.
    Global, diverse company - can learn about emerging markets, mature markets, B2B, B2C, developing a new strategy, etc.

    Cons

    Top-down management style has led to fear of speaking out, paralyzing the company.
    Too many people act in the best interest of maintaining their job, when the company needs to go through drastic change to adapt to the changing market.

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