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"Loved being an Account Executive"

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Former Employee - Account Executive
Former Employee - Account Executive
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I had the opportunity to work with some of the brightest, most hard working people ever. We worked hard and we played hard. Incredible benefits, people are very passionate about what they do. I strongly recommend if you have the opportunity to work for Microsoft that you take it.

Cons

Like any company, there were some internal politics that were not so fun to deal with.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Diverse businesses with long stable careers still possible. Constantly changing."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong enterprise business with big impact in may markets and multiple businesses in the billions of dollars. If you want to learn how to do business in a complex environment with field and partners, this is the place to get good at it. It is one of the few places you can still have a diverse and long careers possible. The constant learning and international opportunities are also unique.

    Cons

    Being a big company with strong entrenched businesses, you always need to be more strategic and be a strong influencer to get things done right. No cop out for cutting corners for the sake of being faster if it's not the right thing to do. The only above average pay means this is not the place if you are looking for a big payout, but the work, skills and camaraderie are worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Take more bold risks and focus more strongly on consumer scenarios and experiences to win more customers


  2. "Challenging, interesting, will eventually eat you alive."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer(STE) in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer(STE) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working on the cutting edge with bright people from many cultures. Contributing to products used by millions of people. Side projects and ideas are encouraged.

    Cons

    Eats your life. Addictive. Stack ranking rewards friends of managers. Every two or three years, you probably need to change jobs/teams, if your reviews have started going lower.
    Ruins you for working at most other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop grading on a curve. Causes high churn.

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