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Awsome opportunity

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Opportunity to impact globally is real

Cons

Heavy politics you need to learn how to deal with

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Should be open to consider heavily investments beyond the top 20% ranking

Recommends
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  1.  

    It was pleasant overall

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    good benefits.
    flexible work time
    employees are friendly

    Cons

    slim chance of promotion
    salary not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to individual performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Aboslutely fantastic! Responsiblities and recognition is amazing at this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    1. worldwide impact
    2. one actually owns a huge chunk and can work independently. managers are there to guide but not spoon feed.
    3. Excellent benefits (will, until 2013 i.e.)
    4. recognition and benefits from 3rd parties in/around Redmond area
    5. superb campus and facilities

    Cons

    1. does not treat non-MSFT experience with parity. Experienced folks will get frustrated very soon.
    2. compensation is lower than rest of companies in the area.
    3. Avg. work/life balance could be better.
    4. Review system needs to be re-worked. Promotions are often not given due to "promotion budgets". Demotivates high achievers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be consistent with levels within the company. It often does lead to friction and demotivation. And no more lingering layoffs, please! Totally creats a havoc on everyone's morale.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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