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"A great 'choose your own adventure' company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I've been at Microsoft for 7 years and the thing that is best about it is that it is truly 'choose your own adventure'. There is great freedom to choose a path whether it is by function (changing from product to marketing to sales) to career trajectory (be the next VP, choose a slower growth, aim for work/life balance), etc.

Cons

It has all of the typical challenges of a large company - difficulty in making decisions. In addition, Microsoft is just learning how to coordinating across divisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn your trade"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well structured, competitive remuneration, stead progression possible. Top performers very well compensated.

    Cons

    Politics, somewhat cut throat review system.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place if you can work the review system"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Lots of opportunities. Lots of smart people. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Hideous review system that forces managers to unjustly punish perfectly good employees. This creates politics and backbiting that is totally unnecessary. Also, the bureaucratic maze can be deadening – much effort gets wasted in useless meetings, but I suppose this is true in any 100k+ size company.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please give us a fair ranking system!!!


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