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Microsoft Madrid Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Business controller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Controller in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Finance Controller in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Leader in IT. flexibility. free to work from home.

    Cons

    no commitment with employees. High rotation. impersonal


  2. "Too much chaos"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you like technology, this is a great place to be. You are very up to date to the last tech news, you learn very quickly the tech part.

    Cons

    there is a lot of misalignment between the different areas. It is neccesarry to have objectives more aligned to the customer. if you are more business oriented, this company sometimes is to much oriented to product instead of customer cases and business solutions. There is Lots of overhead. Managers are not properly trained to motivate team. The teams are not coordinated and many times you fell you are alone.
    Career development is almost inexistent.

    Advice to Management

    improve in the coordination of the diferente areas and teams with one goal: the customer. Also management need to have strong values and not only short-term revenue goals.

  3. "Extremely short term oriented"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good to increase your CV attractiveness (Microsoft is highly regarded in IT employers)
    Compensation Package

    Cons

    Lack of client focus. Clients are only a mean to obtain quarterly sales targets
    Managers do not involve in achievement. Only controllers of results and forecast
    Extremely short term orientation, that does not allow client development
    Lack of a consistent policy of employee valuation and development

    Advice to Management

    Change the senior level positions at the regional HQ in Western Europe because they have created a culture of aggressive competition disregarding clients needs and employee motivation.


  4. "Global Technical Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Technical Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Global Technical Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has a good environment, nice place to work. Also it is a big company, with a lot of products and technologies, so you have the chance to interact with other groups.

    Cons

    Sometimes you a an employee have no much possibilities to influence in the strategic decisions


  5. "Microsoft great internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Partner Sales in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Intern - Partner Sales in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great year learnign al lot alongside top professionals.

    Cons

    Big pressure, a lot of deadlines and urgenceis


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Energetic and always adapting to change. Microsoft is transforming"

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    Current Employee - Sales Excellence in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Sales Excellence in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best people. Knowledge repository. Open to new ideas. Very employee friendly. Multinational. Customized. Flexible.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Very fast paced. A little too old style as it comes from the windows era.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize and focus to become the champions once again


  7. "Consultant in the secure infrastructure domain. Deliver solutions to clients in the EMEA region."

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    Current Employee - Secure Infrastructure Consultant MACH in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Secure Infrastructure Consultant MACH in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent. There are Role change possibilities so you don't feel stuxk. Always learning. Dynamic environment. Very nice office and colleagues. Positive culture.

    Cons

    If I have to write cons, I would say that as a consultant, you have to travel a lot. Apart from that... it can be a little chaotic at the beginning.

  8. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, flexible and intelectually estimulating environment. It has a unique enviroment to really cause an impact on everybody's life through the use of technology.

    Cons

    Highly complex organization with many changes happening simultaneously, constantly redefining jobs, skills and pushing management decisions to be taken quickly and some often within a very local context.


  9. "Great compensation, poor perspectve"

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    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits (health care, company care, good payroll). Flexible working conditions

    Cons

    No clear company strategy in the subsidiary, following only central directions without any flexibility


  10. "Alliance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Madrid (Spain)
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent customer penetration. leader technology company

    Cons

    Quota aknowledge. Reporting time. Internal work


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