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MS Field

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

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

Pros

Highly intelligent employees
Complex cross functional work environment
Good salaries

Cons

Company continues to be late to market in key areas of the industry
Lack of a coherent long-term strategy
"Performance" redefined so that solid employees now being managed out with little to no cause

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in external executive talent into the SLT (suffering from "group think")
Abandon the performance attrition policy that is jeopardizing the long-term market differentiation in Services
Bring back a more competitive benefits package

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Sr. Technical Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent technology company, great work environment

    Cons

    like anywhere management can be stagnant, waste time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get shakers and movers in your management organization that stress innovation and respect

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Started out great as I knew what I was getting into with the travel and long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest technical minds in the industry, with the exception of the management that are more concerned about advancing their own careers at the expense of their direct reports.

    The pay when you take into consideration the stock grants are above average.

    Cons

    It is not possible to maintain a work life balance and do well at MS.
    The current rating system despite announcements of its demise were misstated and is still in full force at MS. It doesn't encourage teamwork as everyone is competing against each other for bonuses and forced attrition.

    Who you know is more important that what you do, AKA if your manager doesn't present your case during the stack ranking your future at MS is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the One Microsoft real and not just a phrase that's used like work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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