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"Great company in retail"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Retail is a less then desirable field but its nice to find a company that makes the field easy to live in. Great benefits for a retailer especially in a time when most are cutting benefits to save money.

Cons

Retail is retail, hours are long and change every week. Review is for the retail division, opportunity to advance is rare. Recruitment focuses outside the company not at promoting within.

Advice to Management

When possible set hours helps especially if you can. Not giving a set schedule just because you don't want them to get used to it.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Marketing at MSFT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products used by billions of people
    Availability to large-scale projects to company worldwide
    Smart and talented team mates

    Cons

    Large company may not be as agile as smaller firms


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company to work for, but is no longer the awesome company it once was."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Par salary & benes
    Coworkers were mostly great

    Cons

    Review model encourages backstabbing by less ethical team members
    Review model discourages work/life balance
    Lots of failing upward to be seen...
    Not keeping pace with the incentives provided by other large tech employers
    Company culture has been eroding steadily for the past 15 years

    Advice to Management

    Ballmer is a clown. Need someone with a clue at the top.


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