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What an amazing company to work for !

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Former Employee - Senior Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Washington, DC

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great technology, good pay, among the best health benefits, and very smart co-workers. I worked for Microsoft in its heyday and it will be the greatest company I've ever worked for.

Cons

In the past 5 years or so Microsoft has become a revenue focused company with licensing being the primary objective of customer interactions & employee measurement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In the EPG space your people and their relationships with Enterprise customers are your most valuable asset.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A company full of passion and talent that needs to come together.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Few companies have such a breadth and depth of offerings that impact the world of consumers and businesses globally. This means lots of opportunities to do exciting things and have a fulfilling career at Microsoft.

    Cons

    The culture internally is being forced to change.The messaging is good however the experience of the message is yet to been felt/seen. A lot of people had little positive to say about the prior model because it forced a gladiator set of behaviors against your peers and friends. Know that these behaviors are conscious and will need time to change with the culture change being advocated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Takes a while (1 yr) to understand what it takes to get things done at Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance - most people have kids, easy to come and go as you please. Compensation is good - benefits are competitive, though the new health plan is a pain, since it is no longer a PPO, but they still cover most everything.

    Cons

    Bad middle and upper managers, at least in operations. You question how they got where they did - they don't know what it takes to build an organization, culture, transparency, nor do they care. Its everyone for themselves - very little team mentality, support, sharing of information. Culture is bad. Little attention is spent on mapping out a master plan for an organization, so you end up doing a lot of work that doesn't appear meaningful and end up thinking that Microsoft makes money in spite of itself. Managers aren't rewarded for developing people underneath them - i.e. if people get promoted, that isn't rewarded. So, who will cares about your success? only you. No career advisor or someone who will be a champion for you. You have to sell yourself and figure it out on your own. Don't look to management to map out a plan for the organization, for where it is going, or how you fit into it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need more managers that know how to build an organization, build a team, and reward them for this. Right now, you have many middle and upper managers who are terrible organization leaders, people developers. And, there is no penalty for them to build those skills. Its very frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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