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Best Retail Store to work at

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Former Contractor - Product Advisor in Bridgewater, NJ
Former Contractor - Product Advisor in Bridgewater, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor

Pros

Great pay for a retail store. Good co-workers that genuinely want to help you.

Cons

Management needs to take their jobs a little less seriously

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    Once great.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free Mountain Dew. Cheap software. Huge bonuses for salaried employees if they are stack-ranked into the right box. An ever-changing review system that's like Sudoku, except that the numbers don't have to add-up. There are offices in the same building as Neiman Marcus and Louis Vuitton...so, I guess that's a pro if you sold your stock before Vista came out.

    Cons

    Regular RIFs (Reduction in Force) that are labeled "re-organization." RIF-ed positions subsequently become contract positions if they do not disappear altogether. Employees regularly refer to the company as the Titanic: too big a ship to turn around. The place lost it's ability to get things done quickly and is instead just a big, red-tape-y, uninspiring bore. It is NOT the place it was when BillG was there, despite SteveB's enthusiasm for kicking @$$. The stock is as stagnant as the innovating.

    Advice to Management

    Human Relations (the org should be re-titled. Something with the word "robotic" or "obstacle"), Investor Relations (has no real idea what is going on in your organization because they are literally getting their info from blogs because teams they represent don't share strategy or project info with IR), and your PR (great at talking without communicating, and thus often retracting or backpedaling as it makes statements) departments are as overdue for genuine revamping as everything else Msft does. Special note: you've brought new meaning to "making it over the hump" by letting go of FTEs on Wednesdays. Perhaps, less bragging about how Msft spends ENORMOUS sums on R&D when we don't actually see results from it as compared companies who spend far less.


  2. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company & management. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Test/ and M are mostly overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate test discipline.


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