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"Advertising Account Executive"

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits and sense of belonging

Cons

Too easy to work when not at work.
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Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smartest people work here, except in management"

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    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly bright, so there's no waiting for people to understand things; if you're the top performer at your company, you likely will struggle here for the first year, but you won't regret it. Everyone is super smart, able to write and speak clearly and have fairly good soft skills too.

    Cons

    There are no women here, none. The women that are here typically have master's degrees and a decade or more of experience before setting foot in the door. THe men were typically hired out of high school, sat in the queues for that long and either now manage your team or get high bonuses for being one of the guys. I would never have a woman work here; it's ridiculous how much time you have to spend acting like a guy to even be considered for anything. The other major issue is that most of these folks haven't worked anywhere else, so they're always coming up with 'ideas' to sell to our clients that the clients will never buy and won't make a real impact because we haven't worked in the real world. There's also a lot of shuffling around of your management and entire divisions even though what you do doesn't EVER change...so maybe it would be best to juts get rid of the management which doesn't do much more than approve expense reports and stack rank.

    Advice to Management

    There are no women here, none. The women that are here typically have master's degrees and a decade or more of experience before setting foot in the door. THe men were typically hired out of high school, sat in the queues for that long and either now manage your team or get high bonuses for being one of the guys. I would never have a woman work here; it's ridiculous how much time you have to spend acting like a guy to even be considered for anything. The other major issue is that most of these folks haven't worked anywhere else, so they're always coming up with 'ideas' to sell to our clients that the clients will never buy and won't make a real impact because we haven't worked in the real world. There's also a lot of shuffling around of your management and entire divisions even though what you do doesn't EVER change...so maybe it would be best to juts get rid of the management which doesn't do much more than approve expense reports and stack rank.


  2. "Great people, great resume builder, fun company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, great products, great campus

    Cons

    not innovative, not meritocracy. no career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Select leaders with integrity and values. Do not tolerate bad behavior that hinders the progress of the company

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