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"Tough times ahead but still loving every minute"

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Microsoft faces tough competition from Apple, Google, VM Ware, Amazon, Sony - you name it. But the opportunities are huge. I am sure that Microsoft will get its Mojo back and consumers will see it.

Cons

The review system is probably one of the worst I have seen in my career - it makes you totally dependend on your manager. With all the re-orgs you are not always in control of your destiny (aka manager).

Advice to Management

Find a (marketing) way to make everyone and their brother undestand why we have the best "better together" story in the industry. Windows 8 is a great start but needs more consistency esp. Windows RT. Surface is by far the best Hardware in the market but gets downgraded by a so so experience on RT.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "challenging and rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    smart people
    great compensation
    great values
    challenging problems

    Cons

    needs disruption
    needs to innovate outside of its comfort zone

    Advice to Management

    shake things up radically


  2. "Challenging projects and diverse opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You meet brilliant and experienced people.

    Cons

    I don't like the culture in Seattle/Redmond area; I'm European.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less on social events or add diversity in the events. I'm not really into the American culture when going out. I don't like playing video games.

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