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Microsoft Marketing Reviews

Updated Dec 30, 2019

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4.1
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  1. "Firing on all cylinders"

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Visionary CEO Amazing collection of assets - no cloud provider comes close Smart, committed people High growth environment and energy

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tricky. Long hours, high stress Lots of petty politics remain in the culture; very hierarchical Easily fixable things remain broken for years - lots of internal inertia due to size/matrixed nature of the org

    Microsoft2019-12-30
  2. "Amazing Opportunities--for a cost"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - There are some amazing people - The opportunities for learning are never ending - Satya has come a long way

    Cons

    - Boys club - Sharks - Life balance is challenging - Managers without managing skills

    Advice to Management

    Top performer does not equal management material.

    Microsoft2019-11-20
  3. "Still holding on to some old homogeneous corporate values which slows creativity"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    what the company does as a whole, incredible peers, so many opportunities

    Cons

    still has large pockets of the 'good ol boy' male domination mentality - lacks modern day diversity in many senior but not corporate leaders

    Microsoft2019-11-04
  4. "Great company."

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    Current Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great company. I enjoy working here.

    Cons

    no major downsides as such

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing :)

    Microsoft2019-10-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best company to work right now"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft offers some of the best benefits, has some of the smartest people and has such an inspiring mission of helping customers. It's a great company to settle into and work for that lets you move around industries and products without having to change your email address. It's easy to have a lifetime career here and never get bored doing the same thing over and over.

    Cons

    Microsoft is a very political system to navigate and work through. Often times there's a lot of red tape to go through for each decision which requires hours of meetings and alignment. It sometimes feels like you're doing your hardest to get the job done while others are doing their hardest to undo what you've done, it's not for the faint of heart. This can often mean you spend all day in meetings getting nothing done, only to find you have to spend the rest of your evenings and weekends working and stressing over how others are going to undo that work.

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    Microsoft2019-11-01
  6. "Great community - smart ppl - fair pay"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, large networking opps, large campus

    Cons

    Lots of contracts opps, hard to move up from contract

    Microsoft2019-10-20
  7. "It was ok"

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    Former Freelancer - Marketing 

    I worked at Microsoft for less than a year

    Pros

    Money was good of course

    Cons

    People were bad to work with at times

    Microsoft2019-09-22
  8. "Great work life balance, high bureaucracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the incredibly smart people, Grand scope of impact, and the ability to negotiate your own pace at work

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is very alive and kicking. Personal politics do unfortunately take center stage and it's very much an old boys club, with certain individuals justifying their dominance purely based on tenure.

    Microsoft2019-09-17
  9. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture at Microsoft - highly recommend.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say - great experience.

    Microsoft2019-08-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company: Challenging for Women and Innovation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company that gives it's employees a load of benefits including ability to grow professionally. Customer centric.

    Cons

    Not incredibly innovative. Very bureaucracy heavy. Not a great place to be a woman leader - must fit into a mold of how to act/lead.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to various forms of leaders. There isn't a one size fits all way to lead. Innovation is hard to process and operationalize. Innovation is in every group not just engineering. The time suck of the business reviews compared to the value out, was horrendous. Loads of duplication.

    Microsoft2019-08-23
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