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Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft UK

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Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

nice environment; supportive management outside of the US; exciting technology developments; compensation is decent; fun coworkers and colleagues; company car scheme and other benefits rather generous

Cons

redtape, lack of innovative drive, occasional big company feel with multiples silos conflicting for resources and recognition; overall atmosphere eventually did not encourage collaboration

Advice to ManagementAdvice

streamline processes; slow down the constant pace of reorganisation which makes it very difficult to find our ways around the company

Disapproves of CEO

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    You don't know what you've got until you've lost it

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Group Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Excellent work flexibility. No need to do 9 to 5. What counts is getting the job done (come in at 10 and finish at 8).
    Bright, passionate people.
    I know many ex-Microsoft people who have regrets about leaving.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy but senior management is aware of it. A lot of initiatives exist to improve it. For such a large company, the level of bureaucracy is comparatively low.
    Image problem (somewhat unfairly) - not seen as cutting edge in comparison to Google.
    Old-timers don't quite fathom the hyper-competitive pace of competition and what we need to do to stay on top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove non-performers.
    Make personal commitments more transparent.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Heavenly place? It depends..

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Sheer size of the company gives you the opportunity to meet people from different parts of business and industries. Lots of training, both on-site, off-site and on-line. Looks good on your CV. Subsidised coffee and cantine!

    Cons

    Your employment status makes a big difference not only in your remuneration and benefits, but first and foremost in the way you are being treated by your peers. If you are employed by one of the staffing agencies, you are very often looked down at and considered a second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you at least pretend that the vendors are an essential part of your business. Yes, it is cheap labour but remember, you are dealing with human beings.

    No opinion of CEO
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