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"Some great people, great minds and great products."

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Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Flexible and pleasant work environment
Some great colleagues
Interesting work and room for growth
Constant personal development and challenges

Cons

As with all large companies, some slow structural processes
It can be a pressurised environment
Politics can be rife in certain departments

Advice to Management

Adopt a review process that does not alwaysdepend on having a % of people scoring low
Be attentive to bullying and buck-passing
Try to see things from a customer perspective- a more real world view. MS can be very insular and removed from the Irish business place of SMB's.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Feeding from the fire hose...if you like that sort of thing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Opportunity for self-improvement is the best. If you are the type that likes to constantly learn, then jump on board, but it's a fire hose of information! Great managers and people to work with, but very high expectations, so be willing and ready to go overboard on delivery.

    Cons

    Travel, travel, travel. A lot of internal processes that take time away from your primary job and don't seem to make sense to your job. Did I say travel?

    Advice to Management

    Better onboarding processes instead of being thrown into the fire.


  2. "It is a great journey with ms"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Haidian, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Haidian, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working env., great benefit, challenge work targets, well training, flexible mgmt. smart team mates, very unique culture, very aggressive, realistic

    Cons

    Internal politics is terrible. Too much US centric.. Big company sick, too many meetings, performance review process is poor, could not well fit in to local env., too much windows focus.

    Advice to Management

    Thinking about more on quality of growth

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