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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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    excellent work environment

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    Former Employee - MICROSOFT STUDENT PARTNER in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Former Employee - MICROSOFT STUDENT PARTNER in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    get to know the latest technologies first hand along with good networking help in the form of jobs the scenario in other cities

    Cons

    less number of physical interaction with other collegues which reside in different cities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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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