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Great company to work with

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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

The people, the management style, the people again! Access to fun technology.

Cons

Can be lightly lower pay scale

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    The people make the company what it is

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Business Partner  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Human Resource Business Partner in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    The passion, drive and energy of the people around. People are respectful of one another, and the team spirit within segments is just amazing. The company supports people development and high performers have a future here

    Cons

    Work life balance, if you dont land a right manager (ie. a true leader), it can be a challenging experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simply put - walk the talk, be true to yourself and the people around you, be genuine and the commitment and loyalty you will get from the employees will be in abundance

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    Microsoft in Brazil

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Microsoft in Brazil is an excellent option if you are looking for a position in Sales. Benefits are ok and morale is usually high.

    Cons

    If you aren't with Sales or Marketing, there is very little space for you there. Also, bonus involves lots of politics as performance is attributed along a fixed curve (i.e., only X people get one rate, Y people get another rate and Z people MUST get a bar review.
    As they say in poker, if you don´t know after some time who is the fool, the fool is you. So, if after some time working for MS you don't know who is going to get the bad review, it is probably an indication you are the one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In Brazil and other emerging markets it is very difficult to find good people. The fixed curve can kill you in these markets as you might not be able to replace people you lose.

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