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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1175 reviews)

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    "Business Sales Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Sales Leadership Development Program in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Business Sales Leadership Development Program in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full Time Employee should expect industry competitive compensation however there is a yawning chasm between their package and that of contract staff. Technological insights are shared and made available for all those willing to develop themselves via the company inttanet and company driven trainings are standard for Full Time Employees and taken very seriously.

    Cons

    The Culture within the organization is rather abrasive and will be a rude shock for people who have worked in European companies or companies with a more people focused approach to overall personnel management. The "sales numbers" are clearly more important than the people assets and this is evident in the management to staff interactions and has resulted in staff seeing throwing their peers under the proverbial bus as a way to make themselves look better as opposed to actually striving to improve themselves. There is also a strong sense of insincerity amongst "colleagues" and leadership making for a very "surface" type relationship within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should as a matter of urgency focus on developing a culture that actually does what it preaches when it is trying to create a work-life-balance. The external perception and the internal reality are lightyears apart. Programs directed at encouraging staff engagement in nine work related activities should be encouraged with a specific focus on promoting better family development outside the organization.