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"Not the company it was"

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Lots of smart people
Some cool technology

Cons

An evil competititive review system that makes for a poisonous culture that reward backstabbing and crawling over quiet accomplishment of the job.
A top down, "do as you are told" style of management that does not encourage or reward initiative - they say the opposite but effectively the only way to succeed is to do what you are told, how you are told to the letter and then do down your rivals so senior management have to you the "sound" list. They even admit "managing upwards" is a key skill to success - this in reality means crawling and over blowing your own successes at the expense of your colleagues.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the competititve review system.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary was more than fair

    Cons

    work schedule was hard to keep


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good exposure
    Structured
    Good work life balance
    Collaborative teams

    Cons

    Makes you too comfortable in life

    Advice to Management

    Adopt Bing type entrepreneurial culture everywhere in microsoft

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