For all the years I worked here which was many, I was always treated like I was a small child, just because I am petite and short. Even though I gave the team the best ideas and gave the job my best when compared with a guy I was given inferior treatment always. My male peers some of them were pretty clueless and had 0 experience but went out for happy hours with the boss, so were given much more respect. Advice for women who reach a decent position please do not go along with the men and treat other women disrespectfully just so that you can gain extra points. Remember how you would like to be treated as a woman
Great place to work...comes with the everyday politics of every company
To learn the organizational make up of Microsoft, this will allow a new person to more quickly integrate into Microsoft. old school leadership leads to a very political environment, to succeed overall one must be able to adapt to such environment. Females are about 17% - 20% of the population, females are respected for their abilities and contributions but I believe women must exert themselves more to move ahead.
Network, Network, Network. It's totally about who you know and who knows your name.
Speak up in meetings. Try to sound confident and authoritative even if you feel unsure inside. Make sure you own your ideas and take quick action to implement them before others do it for you. Don't be afraid to take risks.
Build relationships and find mentors.
I've worked here for 27+ years. First day to first 23 or so were wonderful. After that when I didn't want to move up within the organization things started to turn 'blah' where it wasn't ok to not want to increase level and responsibility. In addition it became very male centric where as a woman I was overlooked for my contributions. Pay attention and pick a part of the organization where women are appreciate and in senior leadership positions.
Make it a point to network and stay well-connected to senior individuals within your team, as well as folks across your organization and the larger company.
Be open and appreciate all the benefits you have!. focus on what you can control there are things that are corporate rules that you cannot change, focus only on what you can change
Start networking immediately, build relationships by meeting and helping others, they will help you in return.
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