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"I've learned alot of the years but things are different now in the marketplace."

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Working with great technology and exposure to worldwide scaled business model. The opportunity to engage with partners and customers to impact how they leverage our software.

Cons

MS has changed over the years and in Redmond, it's alot more political and visibility and ability to proress is often a factor of the relationships you have vs. job performance.

Advice to Management

You're loosing great people. You're no longer competitive in attracting and retaining the best talent. Morale is declining and it just seems that you're not realizing what made MS a great place to work before seems no longer to be true.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Way below my initial expectations"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty competitive compensation, benefits are ok

    Cons

    Mismanaged, decision making process is absolutely broken, enormous internal bureaucracy, everything takes x10 amount of effort, overtime is a norm

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft is turning into old, rusty American company


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldve been great except for bad managers and too much two-faced cutthroat tricks played by managers and HR."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great name on resume
    Benefits (though this changed in nov and employees now have to pay more for healthcare)
    Training opportunities (if your manager approves and is willing to pay for it from his budget)

    Cons

    Too many TERRIBLE managers.
    Lots of bias and favoritism: "Cuteness" helps a lot in getting ahead.
    Policies support managers to hire and supervise their buddies, and this leads to a lot of backbiting, key work assigned to favorites and exclusion of non-buddies.
    The HR reps are super-sneaky and never forthright or sincere. Despite having worked at many companies, the level of this is astounding and i wonder why.
    managers and HR connive a lot to rank and promote "buddies" and get rid of people different from them. With the bad managers, a lot of the time, diversity is just something to pay lipservice to. Ballmer is no different.

    Advice to Management

    Root out all the bad managers! But wait...who's gonna do that? HR? Forget it, get rid of the bad ones among them first. :)

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