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Lots of opportunities, so keep moving

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A challenging, interesting, mostly enjoyable place to work. Great work-live balance Tons of resources to enable you to do what you need to do for your business Can make positive impact on people's lives through citizenship programs BUT: You must manage your career - no one else will Don't stay in one place too long, or you lose relevance Treat each job like a project, and move on once you've achieved your goals in role

Cons

Wasteful spending and lack of accountability Many projects seem to be career enhancing as opposed to adding company value Competitive review system doesn't promote collaboration or long term thinking

Advice to Management

Reward the right behaviors - work that results in long term value for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. soso

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    many different projects. many optunities. big company with OK salary. good benefit.

    Cons

    big stress. long working hour. fitness benefit is not good. health care benefit is getting worse.


  2. Disjointed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMS&P Sales
    Former Employee - SMS&P Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great individual people, excellent products, fantastic salary and benefits. The best name recognition in the software industry - no one says 'no' to a meeting with Microsoft.

    Cons

    Disjointed sales organization and process, too many sales 'cooks in the kitchen,' very little management guidance except when the 'numbers' are due - it's not 'what can WE do today,' it's 'what have you done for ME today.'

    Advice to Management

    Matrixed sales organizations do not work with 'alpha' salespeople.


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