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"Good company to work for, though roles can disappear in an instant as products get dropped."

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Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Reading, England (UK)
Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Reading, England (UK)
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Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Renumeration is good for a large corporate. Shares given regularly though upside on shares is low.
Access to great technology, and good staff software perks including employee purchase and free MSDN Ultimate.

Cons

Quite political and sometimes doesn't feel like everyone is pulling in the same direction. Review system isn't great, can sometimes act unfairly to both high and low achievers which can impact bonuses and often success is very dependent on the product rather than the individual.

Advice to Management

Microsoft has excellent integration between its software products - try and sell solutions that add client value rather than just trying to bundle products up in an EA or driving hard to get an unneeded product in the EA.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are good you will get far. You are measure for your performance. You can make a lot of money if you work hard and make it happen.

    Cons

    Too big and burochratic. We need to start to innovate again

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire diverse people and with focus on consumer


  2. "Great company, great technology and vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After 10 years still enjoying Microsoft Services org

    Cons

    Too much politics in corporate environment

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