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"Very organized, and many great engineers"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Has good structure in many ways, and I see many engineers try to do things right. Team change is relatively easy.

Cons

Difficult to let go what it already has and thus difficult innovate sometimes.

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    "Eleven years in sales and one hell of a career starter..."

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    Former Employee - PAM/SEM/CAM/AM in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - PAM/SEM/CAM/AM in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Pays... good
    * Hours... flexible
    * Management... just like anything - hit and miss
    * Upper-management... I like Steve Balmer... sorry reader - he's a passionate guy who is trying
    * Products and solutions... world class
    * Recognition... immediate
    * Credibility... outstanding with clients, customers, and partners
    * So many country subs to go to... so many divisions... pick your poison and start networking

    Cons

    * Political... to the absolutely 100% fullest
    * Review system... changes a lot
    * Sales compensation model... hit and miss depending depending on quota
    * Slow to add new products... part of the pains of working with the worlds largest software company
    * Ability to adjust to SaaS/Cloud paradigms... you will have to take a hit on rev... just have to figure out how to buffer it with more world class ingenuity in product dev!

    Advice to Management

    Fix the field promotion challenges... pull people back to Redmond more readily and start pushing those corporate folks to the field more readily... it's important to actually GET IN FRONT of customer and partners. Meetings to cover meetings has dropped thank goodness but the seasonality of the business needs to be adjusted... I remember being in the field for 3 months after fiscal and it was as though no one was working (customers and partners are still working.)


  2. "Challenging projects and diverse opportunities"

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    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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