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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

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    A stable company but still is not for lazy people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    - Good benefit so far
    - Large, lots of variety

    Cons

    - Need to follow many rules/processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold their MS stocks longer

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    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.

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