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Microsoft Business Administration Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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  1. "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Business Administrative in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Group Business Administrative in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Just about everything! Food is great and cheap, work-life balance allows for me to actually be a normal person outside of the weekends. Benefits are next level, people are incredible, truly if you have ever worked at a place and loved it, I guarantee it is better over at Microsoft. I know because that's how I felt leaving my last job.

    Cons

    With such a large company and campus, it is easy to feel like you are being sucked into something overwhelming. As long as you make a few lifelines through your manager or coworkers, it can be managed.


  2. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, free soda, juice, milk, tea, etc.

    Cons

    Boring, some groups are working on things that will never come to fruition.

  3. "dead end"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Administrative in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Administrative in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    microsoft is known for its extensive benefits with good reason

    Cons

    at microsoft its a political game. if you try to make it there with just hard work and experience you might be disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    utilize the skills of your team members without *USING* them. don't make people feel like they were a means to an end.


  4. "Business Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has awesome benefits and the business administrator role has a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The business administrator role is leveled below all positions at Microsoft, is hourly and does not receive the same stock options and bonus benefits like other positions at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft managers should push to have the business administrator role receive the same benefits as everyone else.


  5. "Business Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (but depends on the team/workload), downtime

    Cons

    Drama and favoritism in the admin community


  6. "Great place to work, flexible & wonderful for work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am able to have a flexible work environment, work hours, and how to do my job.

    Cons

    It's hard to change careers within MIcrosoft as a business admin. Gets discouraging.


  7. "Business Administrator II"

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    Former Contractor - Business Administrator II in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Business Administrator II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, morale and environment.

    Cons

    Contract duration restrictions; the maximum contract employee can only stay 18 months.

  8. "Executive Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been in this field for 11 years

    Cons

    After s certain amount of worked hour you now have to have a 6 month break

    Advice to Management

    The Break is detrimental to the business flow


  9. "Business Admin/Exec Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Executive Business Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Executive Business Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very generous with catering and beverage service stations on each floor of each building

    Cons

    Very male dominated work environment. Work from home aspects can be lonely

    Advice to Management

    Programs for employees having a hard time, management communicating with staff.


  10. "Brutal place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid company, good benefits, able to learn if so inclined. They did enhance their holidays for 2016.

    Cons

    Brutal environment, particularly toward administrative staff.

    Advice to Management

    You need the detail people to make the place run. Each team member is valuable.