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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
Current Contractor - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

good experience with new products and innovation

Cons

long hours and no time to hang out with family and friends

Advice to Management

better training

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy is heading in the right direction, Organization Health has a long way to go."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company builds some very exciting products and is showing more openness to hear the market's feedback. Potential with new organizational structureand CEO to realize some of the great potential.

    Cons

    50/50 chance of landing in an organization that will function well. If you land in one that does not the politics, unethical behaviors and agendas driven by personal interests of the management can completely destroy your career. Your manager controls 90% of your success of your career, if they don't like you, are not effective in their organization regardless of your contributions you will not be recognized. As a result many people promoted are not the most qualified or the "leaders" you would hope to see running the company.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership - consider replacing at least 40% of the management level of Director and above. If they have seen rapid upward movement without having actually had to own the results of their decisions (role rotation in less than 3 years) if the feedback from their organizations do not show a balance of diversity in the promotion and upper levels that mirrors the lower levels, both are good indicators they have succeeded by working within the "Boys Club". Not the type of ethical, moral and open thought leadership needed to land the challenges needed in a dynamic environment.


  2. "Great place to work if you can find the right role"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Sales Professional in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Technology Sales Professional in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    world class benefit
    overall compensation is high if you can meet your sales quota
    work with latest technology
    work with a lot very bright people
    flexible work environment

    Cons

    Very ambitious sales targets
    No work life balance
    Most technical roles are in Seattle
    Moving up requires relocation and playing the visibility game

    Advice to Management

    Great job in doing away the stack ranking policy.
    Great hire in Satya
    Value your technical people as much as sales guys
    Too many layers of middle managers can be removed and not affect the company

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