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"Led integrated field marketing initiatives for Enterprise and Public Sector sales divisions."

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very flexible work environment. Good compensation.

Cons

If you are not in Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue, WA you have no long term prospects for growing your marketing career beyond a Senior Manager position. Eventually, you will be paid at the high-end of what is allocated for your career band and then you will be managed out, regardless of your performance.

Advice to Management

Clearly define field marketing positions as such and hard-line these roles back into the Sales organizations that they serve.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging but unrewarding. Hard work and success was never appreciated. Always fighting and competing with coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks are good. You can work on cool projects if you're on the right team.

    Cons

    Review process favors those who play political games. Performance rated on "future potential" not actual work preformed. No loyalty to current workers, company assumes they can always replace one employee with a new one at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Fire half of mid management. Start to rate employees fairly.


  2. "Great for junior H1B Visa candidates, but not a long term career."

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    Former Employee - Principal Group Program Manager
    Former Employee - Principal Group Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard industry pay grade decent benefits, random training; luck of the draw leadership; hires many junior employees from all over the world.

    Cons

    By regularly ejecting many of the company's best, senior employees and leaders (since 2009), the clear message is to invest your long term career elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining good people as ONE company versus small embattled fiefdoms. Bring innovation to market rather than continually chasing the competitors, an hoping to catch up.

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