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"Smart people who focus on achieving their own "objectives""

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Former Employee - Manager in North Ryde (Australia)
Former Employee - Manager in North Ryde (Australia)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great brand awareness and large organisation benefits. A few intelligent people who make coming to work a good experience. Nice looking offices and travel to the USA once a year for training. If you're female and want a shortcut and career advancement apply immediately!

Cons

Very factional environment and if you're not 'in' with the right people you'll not get any opportunities for advancement, currently very strict on female hires and advancement for ladies. Very cut throat environment with really bad behaviour at all levels that seem to be rewarded.

Advice to Management

Get rid of top 3 layers of local management, bring in real Microsoft people to fix the current culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "False expectations during hiring / training process"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New England (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New England (Jamaica)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Money for relatively no work
    -Free soda
    -Management work schedules follow a corporate rhythm so you always have a set schedule

    Cons

    -No one wants Microsoft products. Manager's would have to follow market leaders orders by essentially telling employees to stand in the hall and beg people to come in.
    -They will tell you that this is the best retail job ever. It's not about sales, its about the people. 100% inaccurate. It is 100% about sales. Just like every other retailer, there are sales metrics. The problem with the metrics at Microsoft is that they are unattainable. They give you quarterly goals that no store can reach so they won't have to pay out any bonuses. Its called their Own-It program.
    -Cons: If you happen to be the the one manager who's schedules follows one of the corporate rhythms, you will have to work every Fri, Saturday, & Sunday.
    -Higher ups tend to think that they know everything. They won't let change happen, even when their retail model is failing
    -Unprofessional working environment. They hire too young, and its like high school all over again.
    -The stores have around 30 promotions going at a time and always getting new ones. People don't remember all of them and they get yelled at for not knowing all of them.

    Advice to Management

    -Get ride of the promotions and begging people to come into your stores. If the product is attractive, it will sell itself. Hence Apple.
    -Be honest when you hire people. Tell them that it is all 100% sales.


  2. "awesome amazing wonderful excellent rad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jack of All Trades in Over Feldborg (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Jack of All Trades in Over Feldborg (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits breaks money coworkers managers

    Cons

    there are no cons for this place

    Advice to Management

    you rock

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