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"Microsoft Premier"

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Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Well organized, process-driven. Clear responsibilities, good work-life balance

Cons

Salary, career growth opportunities, integration with other business units

Advice to Management

provide more channels for career growth, too linear.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review system promotes the wrong type of competition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, decent salary, great products, smart people. The company is good for someone coming in directly from college to learn the ropes as there are a lot of really smart people to learn and grow from when in the beginning of your career.

    Cons

    review system is detrimental, every person is calibrates and rated against their peers. This system determines bonus, promotions, and lay offs so instead of promote team collaboration, Microsoft promotes backstabbing, political games and internal cat fights. Every year an obscene amount of time is used by people to write up self assessments or 'sale pitches' for how great they are, and equal amount of time is used by management to rate, calibrate, and justify why A is better than B or C. Another con is the crazy amount of meetings, sometime you wonder how anyone is supposed to work with 4-6 hours/day in meetings.

    Advice to Management

    walk the talk, so when you say Go Team, and Great Work Team, then how about creating a team environment where people work together, help each other and are rewarded more collectively as a group. Also stop random senseless lay offs and focus on having the right people, we are seeing great people being laid off where the choice of person absolutely made no sense whatsoever - ok, so their role got eliminated but if that person was an amazing performer, why is that person not being kept and moved into another role.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meh."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - decent comp
    - not a lot of horrible co-workers
    - some decent technologies

    Cons

    - complete lack of career growth
    - feels like being stuck in a big wet pool of mud

    Advice to Management

    Stop coming up with crap

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