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Updated November 21, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1185 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 529 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great ooace to work, friendly people

    Cons

    I have none to report now


  2. "Account Technology Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Work life balance didn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Retail Learning Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Learning Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generous benefits, drinks and food in the breakroom

    Cons

    No Advancement despite statements to the contrary

    Advice to Management

    You have to take care of your people and know them. When you live in the office, you don't know your people/


  4. "Microsoft Teals Program"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rich your resume, help high school students

    Cons

    No salary since there is just a volunteer job


  5. "Messaging Field Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable Peers, Lots of travel, Yearly team building events.

    Cons

    Review structure lacking and constantly changing. Management claims they promote work/life balance, but critique against peers who do not have any, so you are expected to perform the same.


  6. "Great Experience, not for everyone"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Outstanding Benefits
    - Great Pay
    - Friendly People and Culture

    Cons

    - Can be dull if you're not used to a tech environment
    - Difficult to transfer outside departments


  7. Helpful (1)

    "50/50 Chance for a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Director Finance in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Director Finance in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, smart people, exposure to ever changing technology and awareness of what is moving the market

    Cons

    Integrity is not valued. Promotions based on who you know, not what you contributed, what you are skilled at or how you treated your people. At least 50% of the senior leadership are unethical and not someone you would want a child to see as a role model. Women and minorities will have to work twice as hard and will not get the same opportunities as their white or Indian counterparts.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at Director level and above. Look at the people who have left and their reasons why - in many cases you will see a manager or chain of command who should be removed.

  8. "Microsoft Retail"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Service Advisor in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Advisor in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has great benefits and is overall a great place to work. In my experience, most direct manager are receptive to constructive feedback.

    Cons

    Sometimes work/life balance can be strained. Senior management sometimes seems disconnected from lower levels of operation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring people who care about their jobs and want to make a difference for the company. Step into lower level employee shoes before making major decisions.


  9. "Microsoft is what you expect it to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing support and Understanding associates

    Cons

    Data Storage mechanism for certain departments are out dated.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technology Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Optimized Desktop Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Optimized Desktop Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and talented people

    Cons

    They will let you go in a heart beat based on politics or reorg. Won't even let you apply for internal jobs. They are absolutely heartless when it comes to treating people right. I can't count the number of good, talented people who were let go for trivial reasons. I was there for over 12 years until it happened to me too.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your people are your best asset. Lip service doesn't do it. Treat people right.


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