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"Enterprise sales"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The most amazing people, very supportive culture, zero micro-management, ability to work on cool projects and get exposed to very senior leadership are the best things about MSFT. The company is doing great things at this time and employees are quite inspired. Company's stock has performed very well in the past few years and the salary and benefits are quite aggressive for new hires. I personally was positively surprised by how cool the company was as compared to my original perception. Perhaps, this is the result of the new CEO.

Cons

As a new employee you are very likely to get a bit overwhelmed at first by the amount of information you receive. This passes, however.

Advice to Management

Don't stop doing what you are doing!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Look elsewhere - the good times at Msft are REALLY over"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Honestly, any pros to working here are being phased out unless you are a non-technical business or marketing type person then you can expect to make a lot for not really producing anything. There is a culture of arrogance here, people are in denial and puff themselves up all the time because Microsoft used to be the shiznit back in the 90s. In modern times the stock has stagnated and no one gets rich anymore but employees do still get treated with reverence from older folks in the community who don't know times have changed. Employees can still expect to enjoy discounts and deals, and some people in the Seattle area will still be impressed with Microsoft name on your resume, although its increasingly more likely any legit company who knows the truth will see Microsoft name and count it against you.

    Cons

    If you are young, technical, a go-getter and aiming to get rich Microsoft is NOT the place for you. The company will milk products from its glory days (basically just Windows and Office) until the market forces it into irrelevance. Win8 is the elephant in the room, proven to be a spectacular failure yet we keep trying to force it down people's throats. With product pipelines like Windows Phone and surface there's simply not enough growth or opportunity for Microsoft to sustain promoting you and paying you what you're worth. Plus the culture heavily favors non-technical business-y types that do nothing but bs at meetings all day and play the game. Any raises or decent salaries will be given to those folks, not you the producer. This has got to be the worst place to be for a smart, hard working technical person - don't waste your time and devote your passion and skills to a company that will appreciate it like Google or Apple. This is a dying company - the business people are the vultures feasting on the carrion of failed products and srinking revenues. Who in their right mind would want to work here?!

    Advice to Management

    Technical people are aware you see us as mere cogs and code monkeys and you can't wait to outsource our jobs. It's already happening, I know several people in several groups at Msft whose jobs are being outsourced to India by Satya. All this optimism about Satya replacing Ballmer is short lived once people realize Satya has no real vision or gameplan besides "cutting costs" by outsourcing everyone's jobs to India and driving down U.S. salaries.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Should be in a good team with great people, else don't bother"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in a good team with established people, you will learn a lot and you will feel your life is enjoyable. If not, you are just wasting your time here. Make sure you talk to a bunch of folks to identify whether the team and group you are going into is a good one or a bad one.

    Cons

    Company is trying to change direction to move fast. Upper management is playing around with the lives of high performers making them not productive and stealing away their fun.

    Advice to Management

    Stop screwing around and decide what you want to do instead of spending an year thinking about it and screwing up the fun of Software Engineers.

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