Microsoft - O365 Technical Sales Professional | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"O365 Technical Sales Professional"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - O365 Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - O365 Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Access to the latest and greatest technology and being part of a company that impacts the world. Your passion for technology can impact millions of people. You can do your day job, then follow your passions to add value to virtually any other part of the company that you have an interest in.

Cons

Microsoft's internal environment is too focused on internal politics and climbing the corporate ladder than it is on the technology and truly helping customers realize their potential. Career growth opportunities are limited if you are not in Seattle.

Advice to Management

Fix the review model. Separate Individual contributors from management rankings. A director and a senior level technologist should never be in the same stack ranking. They perform two different roles that are vital to the success of the company and the recent changes show that the company values the middle management more than the individual contributor that is out in the trenches making the middle managers successful.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Company imploding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand name, implying the best that enterprise brands should offer to employees and also implying that we know what we're doing.

    Cons

    There is a culture of immaturity across several of the organizations (e.g. sales, development, marketing, etc.), created by the recruitment and evaluation processes that serve to acquire and then perpetuate a staff of people who never deserved to work at MSFT in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Turn off the email servers on a daily basis between 9am and 5pm and force your employees to go out and speak to the public and actually sell something. MSFT is losing 50% of productivity daily from over 70% of the employee base who are hiding behind emails and lounging around their houses, calling themselves virtual.


  2. "Lots of opportunity, especially for self starters who know how to sell."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is gigantic. There are 100's of products. Enterprise, consumer, many verticals, and many roles. You will never run out of new things to try.

    Cons

    Microsoft is hurting in consumer perception, which will likely never change. It gets old when you tell people you work for Microsoft and they laugh. It's not just "haters gonna hate", seriously after years it grinds on you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put up with prima donnas. They ruin everyone's life. You know who they are. Get rid of them.

There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or