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Amazing place to work

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Former Employee - Sales
Former Employee - Sales

I worked at Microsoft full-time

Pros

largest software company in the world
massive R&D investment
most brilliant people

Cons

90,000 employee company so like any large company its a large company and can be complex

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People are your greatest asset

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    Great people to work with, opportunities for career growth if you are open and embrace the change

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Fangshan, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Fangshan, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, have flexibility on how you get your work done, encourage to take initiative, many great people to work with, lots interesting product and project to work on.

    Cons

    change is the norm, it is a challenge to get everyone on the same page, requiring strong influence and impact skill , great communication and relationship building skill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, great people unfortunately under weak leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - If you don't know what you like to work on, Microsoft is a great company to explore various technology domains from operating systems to mobile advertising. Tremendous flexibility in switching between the teams
    - Awesome pay, benefits and work life balance
    - Relatively flexible company policy to switch disciplines, from test engineer to develop, from program manager to product marketer

    Cons

    - Not for people who like fast pace and dynamic work environment. Too many processes, too many decision makers, too many layers of talkative managers
    - Depending on the organization, might be very political and territorial
    - In my opinion, too many people with no clear contribution to the company. Too many folks roaming, cruising and has settled
    - Weak leadership from middle managers to higher up. Wrong people in wrong places that slows innovation down

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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