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"Lots of opportunities, so keep moving"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A challenging, interesting, mostly enjoyable place to work.
Great work-live balance
Tons of resources to enable you to do what you need to do for your business
Can make positive impact on people's lives through citizenship programs
BUT:
You must manage your career - no one else will
Don't stay in one place too long, or you lose relevance
Treat each job like a project, and move on once you've achieved your goals in role

Cons

Wasteful spending and lack of accountability
Many projects seem to be career enhancing as opposed to adding company value
Competitive review system doesn't promote collaboration or long term thinking

Advice to Management

Reward the right behaviors - work that results in long term value for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Disjointed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMS&P Sales
    Former Employee - SMS&P Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great individual people, excellent products, fantastic salary and benefits. The best name recognition in the software industry - no one says 'no' to a meeting with Microsoft.

    Cons

    Disjointed sales organization and process, too many sales 'cooks in the kitchen,' very little management guidance except when the 'numbers' are due - it's not 'what can WE do today,' it's 'what have you done for ME today.'

    Advice to Management

    Matrixed sales organizations do not work with 'alpha' salespeople.


  2. "A great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

    Advice to Management

    continue to promote from within


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