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"If you market yourself, build your brand, you can do well."

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Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits. Very little late night or week end work on your actual job.

Cons

Stack ranking requires you to constantly market yourself and your accomplishements to other managers. If you are the person who likes to work hard, do a great job, and be recognized for it, this is not the place for you. You have to spend 15-20% of your time telling other people how great you are. Those who do it well rise quickly.

Advice to Management

There has to be a better way to recognize talent in your teams. Find it.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, free unlimited sodas, the setup company for working inside to get stuff done. MSFT still can be one of the best places to work.

    Cons

    The SCORECARD has become the thorn in everyones side. Working not to make the business great but to hit scorecard metrics continues to be the big rub.

    Advice to Management

    Horrible middle management eliminates one great worker after another that walk out the door with separate packages and a tone of MSFT IP in their heads. Stop this.


  2. "Great work environment on high impact products that touch millions of users around the globe."

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    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Results oriented.
    Relaxed work environment.
    Competitive salary.
    Great sense of community.
    Easy job search and role switching within company.

    Cons

    Based in Redmond.
    At times, hindered by legacy products and services.
    Difficulty creating truly cross-platform products with consistent experience.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see the upgrade cycle look more like waves than updates. Push changes out quicker to consumers.

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