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  1. "great company decent opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    pro employee work life balance supported

    Cons

    Unless you are based in Puget Sound it is difficult to achieve true career growth and potential. Remote folks usually have to relocate to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that Microsoft needs to think globally to compete with the rest of the globally oriented hi tech companies out there.

    Microsoft2012-04-23
  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Maybe reduce the infighting a bit more

    Microsoft2019-08-18
  2. Helpful (1535)

    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. ...

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    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out"...

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    Advice to Management

    I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening... 1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities. 2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting...

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    Microsoft2013-01-29

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