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Current Employee - Partner Technology Specialist
Current Employee - Partner Technology Specialist

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

My boss is completely invested in my future career success!

I feel as though I have been given the tools and support to be successful in my role and leadership trusts that I can run 'my piece of the business' with little interference.

Cons

There is little room for upward mobility where I am located and I am not interested in relocation. *This is due to geography and not really a fault of Microsoft, but I can't really think of any negatives*

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it up!

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    Very good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. smart people to work with. Most people has their own office instead of a shared cubic.

    Cons

    collaboration across divisions may not be efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need revolutionary innovation. Need to resolve the bureaucracy in some groups.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    A company full of resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Good processes
    Lots of resources and experts to talk too
    Great benefits
    More flexible working styles in about 60% of available jobs, some though are 8-5, or clock oriented
    Work with smart people
    Beautiful Redmond Campus with Great cafeterias right on campus
    Microsoft employees are amazing at Rallying to a new vision, when one is set.

    Cons

    Highly competitive
    Expected to work independently, without direction, but still held to a high output goal
    Expect to work more like 50 hours a week, including checking email on the weekends
    Only hourly employees would get overtime
    Such a large company that sometimes there are conflicting agendas: example - "don't hire more vendors that have badge access AND ALSO Headcount freezes and scrutiny on replacing open slots" So, sometimes the work is heavy, but they don't reduce the expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The orange badge policy is silly, for no payback. Either let open spots be filled, or let the employees hire the vendor help.

    Change the bell curve model for annual employee reviews. If you hire A+ performers, there is no reason to think that 25% of them will be low performers, mathematically speaking. Inspire everyone to be great by setting divisional goals with rewards.

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