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"Great company in retail"

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Company With Huge Potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 very strong research and development teams. This enables it to enter adjacent or related markets in search of growth.

    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 and teamwork often take a back seat to politics as the people who get recognized or promoted are often the ones who play the "game".

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at your employees and separate the real contributors from those who just talk a good game.


  2. "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

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