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if you can work 10-12 hours everyday on regular basis - you can grow easily. Forget work-life balance!!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Some really smart people to work with. If you work really hard and can prove yourself - you will be rewarded very well. But you need to be on "core" projects - that matters most to your group.

Cons

For working mothers, hard place to grow and keep balance between work-family. Extra hours put in close to any sort of release ( 60 hours/week ) is normal / expected but not rewarded. Amibition + hardwork is not enough - you need to be aggressive as well.

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    Huge potential but tough to realize

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great porducts, smart people, lots of resources, great learning opportunities, amazing benefits, global impact

    Cons

    Difficult culture, tough to change the way things are done, flawed review process, to much nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on customer benefits and marketing, make reviews and promotions more equitable

    Approves of CEO
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    Too much politics

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    good benefit package. easy to get promoted if you kiss asses and follow orders blindly. constant reorg and have people who have no business sense on the top.

    Cons

    People's performance review is determined by skip-level managers and peers of managers who have little clue what and how the employees work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline and cut more teams and headcounts will significantly reduce politics in the company. encourage innovation instead of stifling it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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