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Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.6 25 reviews

                             

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    Great place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFlexible work schedule. Great, smart people. Challenging work.

    Cons-vendor model. Sometimes groups work in silos.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has lost its flair

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsAbove average salary, still a good name to have on your resume, very diverse work environment, great for networking, if you are lucky and got a great manager you can enjoy it a lot

    ConsToo numbers driven, people don't count as much anymore, a lot of internal politics, a lot of de-motivated people, it is common to change your job every 2 years, so it is very unstable

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on people management, reduce scorecard focus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More job related training.

    Operations Specialist (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat place to work in..

    ConsShould have more opening for contract staffs

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    Internal politics help lead most astray

    Marketing Director (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsLots of amazing people and an exceptional product range - albeit a little confusing

    ConsLots of horrible internal politics and people succeeding because of the politics.
    In my 6 years at MS in Singapore I saw dozens of very good people leave because of stupid politics and even dumber HR guidance. Managers that are struggling to meet some of their business KPIs will make sure they meet their "diversity" KPI so they will hire and promote certain people just to hit that target. So when the business is not doing well the system makes managers promote people for their race or gender, not their performance. The GFC wasn't a major issue in APAC but things did slow in some areas and there were plenty of under-qualified people getting jobs and recognition that shouldn't have.
    I was told point blank "I would love to consider you for xxx role but I wouldn't be able to have a white male in the job. I have to hire an Asian female." That was from a VERY senior exec (ie: partner level) and he/she didn't bat an eyelid when he/she said it. I was gobsmacked!
    Surprisingly it makes it very hard for the solid performers rise to the top because they are often trodden on by climbers who take credit for work that is not theirs or get discredited by others who are looking for scapegoats.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving managers diversity targets that have the same ranking in their scorecard as their business targets. Let managers hire and promote the best people no matter what the race or gender - and congratulate them for it. Stop helping the system destroy the company as more and more good people leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Proslot of opportunity with in

    Conslimited iwht the innovation and go to market

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more agile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Different culture in both APAC & APOC office. You will lucky to get to APAC where I would said its norm MNC culture;

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsIts top notch working environment

    Consmany politics to fight for existence, not much real jobs done

    Advice to Senior Managementexploitation in APOC office; FTE would exploit CSE; serious hierarchy status-unhealthy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Director (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsBenefits and work life balance

    ConsHuge amount of unecessary reviews to make the bosses look smart and good!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic opportunities if you want to play the politics to get ahead, a great fit

    Manager (Current Employee)
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    ProsTechnology is fantastic, they live and breath their products which is a good endorsement for customers. Good flexibility using technology and they do think about fairness in treating people

    ConsCorporate is so big and powerful that it drives business irrelevant activities down the line.
    Processes are way too complex and get in the way of getting your actual job done.
    Outsourcing has gone way too far and the company couldn't operate without the 200K+ vendors and contingent staff - so much wasted money and capability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop deskilling your people, to be a successful services and device company you can't just localise what comes out of Redmond

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In a holding pattern as leadership changes

    Director (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsLots of revenue and lots of job opportunities

    ConsWaiting for new leadership that can see around the corner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a new CEO who is focused on technology and future rather than just someone who can manage a large organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome all up

    Human Resources Leader (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe People, The Ethic, The Technology

    ConsTime for Steve Ballmer to handover the reigns

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime for Steve Ballmer to handover the reigns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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