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"great place to learn"

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

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

Pros

wide variety of positions, easy to move around

Cons

competitive environment, short term goals

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Corp. America at its BEST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, fun atmosphere, decent money and great training.

    Cons

    Management is the worst. They talk from both sides of their mouths; one side is to make themselves look good and the other to simply pass on the policies that have been put before then and never implement and the employee is the one that suffers

    Advice to Management

    Do your job!


  2. "Cost reduction means less people doing more work. No QA means low quality product."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent to good benefit. Pays well.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Competitive work environment, getting people to collaborate takes a lot of work.
    Wrong people in management positions - smart people who were great IC but don't care about their people.
    The recent flattening of engineering org mean little to no career opportunities to engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people and they will care about your bottom line.
    Better pricing, flexibility, and willingness to partner with great OEM, like Samsung, would go a long way than spending so much money on Nokia -- whose device still cannot compete with Samsung and Apple. The only people using Nokia smartphones are the small percentage on Windows Phone 8. Everyone else wants a Samsung phone (if they don't want Apple). And Android, unfortunately, is their only choice.


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