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Updated January 23, 2019
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked in the Microsoft Store and it was a the best place I ever worked! The benefits are great, the leadership is even better! Microsoft goes out of their way to take care of every employee!

    Cons

    Retail, what can you say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and never lose the Growth Mindset!


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    "Technical Services Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaches you problem solving skills, allows you to expand your thinking outside of the box.

    Cons

    There could be very busy days and days where there are a couple of upset customers that express themselves in a rude manner. Then again that is every other retail position there are going to be unique customers.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing good at training the new hires and giving them a good introduction to the role.

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    "Product Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn about technology.. Good Management

    Cons

    Retail hours are long and usually includes weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for greatness


  4. "I am responsible for a $45M portfolio of business where I mainly interact with CIO, CTO, CFO, and Senior Tech Managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and productivity tools

    Cons

    Difficulty moving up and untenable targets

    Advice to Management

    Realistic quotas


  5. "QA Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Microsoft acquired Razorfish. Felt pride to an employee of Microsoft.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  6. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel opportunity, networking, industry driving partnerships

    Cons

    career advancement opportunities seem to be limited

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    it is a fun environement to work at

    Cons

    i have to go to work everyday

    Advice to Management

    can we get more days off

  8. "Great Company with Great Career Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    awesome culture, MS takes care of its people, great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    continuous reorganizations and transition to new managers can impact career growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft Retail"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    * Great benefits
    * Competitive pay
    * Flexible

    Cons

    * Increasing sales culture makes the environment less personal
    * Noticeable favoritism. Like highschool, the better you fit in, the better you career path is.


  10. "Product Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor/Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Advisor/Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discounts on cool products, great benefits, unlimited snacks.

    Cons

    Pay, work every weekend, and classifying employees who work 40 hours a week as part-time.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of rewarding current employees who are performing well. If a part-time employee is performing well and looking to get full-time/a promotion, don't hire someone off the street for that same position.


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