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"Great company aspirations, problematic Online Services division"

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Former Employee - Marketing Director
Former Employee - Marketing Director
Recommends
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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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

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    Cons

    As in any large company, you cannot change everything you want.
    Also, politics may come into play from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees.


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    Pros

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    Cons

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