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"Great people, but company stuck in the past..."

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Smart people, large impact, global experience.

Cons

Windows, windows, windows...all rotates around the Windows platform vs. innovating and leading the market.

Advice to Management

Bag the horrible review model (MSFT doesn't hire 2, 3, 4 and 5 rating employees so folks hate the label) and free up innovation to compete with Windows.

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    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay, outstanding benefits,
    all kinds of bonuses for people exceeding expectation
    easy to get help and support internally most of the time
    nice working with very intelligent people
    have access to all kinds of interesting projects
    all kinds of trainings handily available

    Cons

    poor work life balance and you need to be really outstanding to survive.
    You need to be very independent and manage your own career
    all kinds of systems are very confusing to newhires

    Advice to Management

    reduce growth target


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    "Not the company it was."

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    Former Employee - Principal/Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Principal/Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, access to technology.

    Cons

    Almost everything these days is downside. The worst part of the company is its senior management--their strategy and executional ability is terrible. The company has an awful HR culture--no matter what HR represents, everything above level 65 is political and based on the subjective opinion of some inept VP. Great place to start your career. Leave at level 63.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Steve Ballmer, and eliminate stack ranking.

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