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"Great place to begin your career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits and it is a great place to be early in your career (years 3-5).
Takes the competition seriously
Good use of its own technology internally
Excellent community focus and gives back/encourages employees to do so too

Cons

Very political work enviornment; field leadership can lack integrity
Career moves/relocations expected frequently (2-3 years) to progress career
Work life balance is the responsibility of the employee regardless of work volume and expectations
Human resource department is very junior and lacks leadership for such a big company

Advice to Management

Consider having a greater presence in Silicon Valley.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented people to learn from and great training programs for college hires. Excellent company to learn product management. Ideal work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very risk averse, and a culture of "I" and not "we". Also, a culture of doing 80% or 90% instead of 100%.


  2. "Generally a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, creativity, clear who's responsibilities are who's.

    Cons

    Impact limitations, no one vertically seems to be able to pull triggers until you get above GM.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, transparency, transparency. Give as much as you can in order to empower your people to think about tomorrow's solutions to your problem spaces before tomorrow comes. Makes your people feel more valuable, and a bigger part of determine the optimal path for tomorrow.

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