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Marketing Communications Manager

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Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Lots of great collaboration, best practices, and innovation. Good/very good compensation; great benefits; good availability of resources like technology and thought leadership.

Cons

Very complex organizational structure; some duplication of work/effort; many competing agendas; some not-so-good middle managers; difficulty uncovering availability of some resources; 'over engineering' of some processes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep responding to industry/customer needs -- not just "building it and they will come". Make sure high-visibility advertising campaigns are not too arrogant...

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    Great place, but learning curve flattens out

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    Former Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to have an impact on millions of customers, location (Seattle), smart, passionate colleagues; smart and focused upper management

    Cons

    Limited career trajectory beyond line management (due to lack of growth and limited attrition); Microsoft's inability to succeed on the Internet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective in deployment of resources into areas where Microsoft doesn't have a competitive advantage (e.g. MSN). It's nice to have a long-term perspective, but that's not an excuse to lose discipline.

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft is meritocratic and has a high collective IQ. I was consistently challenged by my colleagues and the place was replete with opportunity to try new things and initiate projects. Microsoft is eager to challenge and engage its employees, and so you can always find interesting things to work on.

    Cons

    The Test ladder (promotion pathway) isn't very well defined, and so if you really enjoy testing or working on the test side, you're going to find more dead-ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure a solid balance between project management and people management at the lower to middle levels. Managers need to focus more on employee development.

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