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"My experience at Xbox LIVE"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits. The people you work with (brilliant minds). The environment. Given the ability to grow, go above and beyond your work expectations to do even more.

Cons

Contract companies add a layer of difficulty for the employee when it comes to salary and process.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Tremendously progressive company with still lots of momentum left..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with smart people who care

    Cons

    It is super-demanding and sometimes competitive

    Advice to Management

    Actively listen to your workforce


  2. "Great company but has SERIOUS management issues"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The medical plan is top-notch, by far from any other company.

    All the auxiliary perc'c are very nice, such as the health plan, fitness plan, etc.

    Very bright individuals at this company... drinking the coolaid is and will be expected.

    Cons

    For a serious and real example of how this company treats their staff… read Vanity Fairs article in the “Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant”. I lived through it as a top performer, and it’s a political mess that senior ‘C’ level exec’s designed to remove the waste… but didn’t calculate political capital between the managers. So you have talented people exiting with the sloth’s maintaining their lazy path forward.

    The compensation plan is seriously designed to reward average employees, pay low performers low salaries, and make high performers run to other companies.

    If you want it done… you MUST leverage the correct people and watch out for sabotage.

    Tenure at Microsoft is huge! Expect to wait in a long line to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Take heed on this... blow your number out in a sales position, expect 20% or more on top of the previous years quota. A moron philosophy only designed to make your top performers leave when they can't get paid and are tired of being worked to the bone.

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