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"Opportunity for Growth"

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

A challanging environment with significant opportunity for advancement and recognition. Management generally is very supportive with regard to its personnel practices.

Cons

To focused on products without sufficient leadership regarding the value of those products to their customers. Tends to be somewhat of a cult in terms of the attitude that Microsoft can do no wrong. Need to improve its ability to provide leadership and guidance to its field sales force to enable them to better represent Microsoft to their customers.

Advice to Management

Be more open to dissenting opinions. Foster greater understanding of and the ability to communicate the value of your products to your customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    "More politics than congress."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Test II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Test II in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, surrounded by lots of raw intellect, individual offices. Virtually unlimited resources.

    Cons

    The review process is in a nutshell, horrible. On small teams the "curve" approach forces even the most talented of engineers to be in the 10% bucket. In the test world, there is little to zero chance of advancing to Senior or Principal from level 59 - you most certainly have to leave the company and come back. Pay is so-so compared to other companies in the bay area. The ego's you encounter here will boggle your mind. Microsoft hires based on raw intellect and places little to no value on the ability to communicate. Belief that best talent should be promoted to leadership. IC path is very unknown. Extremely political.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your ICs. Avoid the ol boys club mentality.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Come for the best benefits, good work/life balance and fair pay."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great and work/life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Company is too big and latecomers have very hard time advancing and proving themselves. Also, Microsoft doesn't value much experience before Microsoft, which frequently results in puting experienced people at very low pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on excelling at few areas where we are leading. We should not be in every business under the sun.

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