There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Feeding from the fire hose...if you like that sort of thing.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer
Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great pay and benefits. Opportunity for self-improvement is the best. If you are the type that likes to constantly learn, then jump on board, but it's a fire hose of information! Great managers and people to work with, but very high expectations, so be willing and ready to go overboard on delivery.

Cons

Travel, travel, travel. A lot of internal processes that take time away from your primary job and don't seem to make sense to your job. Did I say travel?

Advice to Management

Better onboarding processes instead of being thrown into the fire.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Microsoft

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with good culture and values

    Cons

    Starting to get too big = slow


  2. Good company to work for, though roles can disappear in an instant as products get dropped.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Renumeration is good for a large corporate. Shares given regularly though upside on shares is low. Access to great technology, and good staff software perks including employee purchase and free MSDN Ultimate.

    Cons

    Quite political and sometimes doesn't feel like everyone is pulling in the same direction. Review system isn't great, can sometimes act unfairly to both high and low achievers which can impact bonuses and often success is very dependent on the product rather than the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft has excellent integration between its software products - try and sell solutions that add client value rather than just trying to bundle products up in an EA or driving hard to get an unneeded product in the EA.


There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.