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"I feel extremely fortunate to work for Microsoft!"

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Current Employee - Sales Director in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Sales Director in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Microosft provides tremendous career growth opportunities and does a great job investing in the employee's professional development. Your ability to grow your career is exceptional.

Cons

Like most software sales organizations, the Microsoft environment is highly stressful and competitive and evaluates performance based on relativity to peers.

Advice to Management

The new performance model should be re-evaluated.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Lazy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work hours are extremely flexible, the offices are nice, the benefits are pretty good, Washington is pretty nice I think

    Cons

    The rest of your team is going to be super lazy, the technology you learn is basically only applicable to MS

    Advice to Management

    fire the old people


  2. "Diverse people and international exposure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Dealing with very smart people
    2. Benefits are very good
    3. Mature organization, with mid-management getting better
    4. Lots of possibilities for lateral movement (Consumer, Commercial, Different Product Groups, Subsidiaries)
    5.

    Cons

    1. Not exactly a "School" for people starting their careers
    2. Very far from being a learning organization. mKeep repeating the same mistakes, over and over.
    3. Sometimes smart people are arrogant and egocentric. This is reflected in most of the products and services, but specially in licensing.
    4. Distant from reality, creating own gravity around itself

    Advice to Management

    I found that MIcrosoft struggles forging leaders, since most of them are egostistical and kind of primitive, almost tribal, with "clans" fighting themselves instead of working as a well oiled-engine toward strategic objectives.

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