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"Great company aspirations, problematic Online Services division"

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Former Employee - Marketing Director
Former Employee - Marketing Director
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Iconic American technology company; Commitment to do good for all stakeholders, from employees to investors to customers to host communities. Example of good citizenship very visible throughout the Puget Sound region.

Cons

Online Services Division (Bing, MSN, Advertising Solutions) in a trailing market position, and morale suffers from that and stigma of large operating losses. Large division size and functional specialization make it difficult to absorb market dynamics and "move fast and iterate".

Advice to Management

When people criticize Ballmer, I can only wonder who on Earth could fill those shoes (besides Bill Gates, who has committed to address other world challenges).

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  1. "High pay and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, high pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Victim of its own success; Microsoft tends to build software as if all teams were building Office or Windows.


  2. "Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    windows 7 and 8 ser..DORP

    Cons

    MS word , MS office , med. power

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