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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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  1. 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
  2. Be Careful Before Deciding to Work Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Awesome benefits
    Ability to impact millions of customers
    Brand recognition

    Cons

    The most political environment I've worked in during my 20 year career.
    Ethics seem to be abandoned at the door - not by all people - but by at least 30% of the people who work here

    This can be an ok place to work provided you're in a good group and can trust those around you. If you can't, watch your back!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to compete with each other internally and focus on the real competition outside of Redmond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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