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Eleven years in sales and one hell of a career starter...

PAM/SEM/CAM/AM (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros* Pays... good
* Hours... flexible
* Management... just like anything - hit and miss
* Upper-management... I like Steve Balmer... sorry reader - he's a passionate guy who is trying
* Products and solutions... world class
* Recognition... immediate
* Credibility... outstanding with clients, customers, and partners
* So many country subs to go to... so many divisions... pick your poison and start networking

Cons* Political... to the absolutely 100% fullest
* Review system... changes a lot
* Sales compensation model... hit and miss depending depending on quota
* Slow to add new products... part of the pains of working with the worlds largest software company
* Ability to adjust to SaaS/Cloud paradigms... you will have to take a hit on rev... just have to figure out how to buffer it with more world class ingenuity in product dev!

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the field promotion challenges... pull people back to Redmond more readily and start pushing those corporate folks to the field more readily... it's important to actually GET IN FRONT of customer and partners. Meetings to cover meetings has dropped thank goodness but the seasonality of the business needs to be adjusted... I remember being in the field for 3 months after fiscal and it was as though no one was working (customers and partners are still working.)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company With Huge Potential

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I have been working at Microsoft full-time


Pros: Microsoft is a company with dominant market share in the computer industry, financial resources to fund long-term investments and… Cons: Middle management at Microsoft is short-sighted and overly reliant on inefficient processes and metrics that do not contribute to the company's long-term success. Talent… Advice to Senior Management: Take a long hard look at your employees and separate… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Program Manager II (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great company, great business opportunity. Cons: Several execution and strategic issues. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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