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A part of my journey to help me grow up, though not as quickly as I expect

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Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

Pros

-Millions of user base, so you have the opportunity to impact many
-Great colleagues and freedom to the work

Cons

Business process may kill innovation

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    New HR rating system makes it difficult to manage

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

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

    Pros

    - Still a market leader in many areas. Strong investment in R&D shoudl allow that to continue.
    - Great benefits. Good salary, especially for lower level roles. Lowest salaried role is over 70K plus bonus
    - Many smart people

    Cons

    - Being a manager is disturbing. New performance system forces some irrational decision. I'm sure that Microsoft does need to fire 5% of its workforce, but it is simply making the company more bureaucratic. Performance is less critical than political positioning.
    - Current monopoly profit margins will erode as disruptive technologies drive competition and Microsoft moves to lower margin Cloud products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -lots of opportunities to learn fast
    -solid salary and benefits
    -looking at our newest products, the company has a bright future
    -many opportunities to change your career path within the company
    -ability to reach millions of customers with your ideas

    Cons

    -some teams might not have the best environment to work in, so your experience might not be as positive
    -there is still lots of politics in the management levels
    -we are still behind our competitors in some growing areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the engineers work better by cutting down on rules and restrictions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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