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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, tons of internal knowledge

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

  2. "Great company with great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Retail Partner Store Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Senior leadership is keeping the company going in the right direction - Benefits are outstanding - Company allows you to do your job without much hassle

    Cons

    - Some resources are difficult to navigate - A lot of politics are played

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    "Censorship against conservatives"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    the pay is great and vacation time is great!

    Cons

    the thing about this company they hate conservatives. you say you love trump and they give you a look like theres no tomorrow.

  4. "Technical Solution Professional is the best job at Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Azure TSP in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility, direct contact with the Product Groups. You get to work with customers and share success. Tons of opportunity for learning. I love this job because I get to stay technical but also work with our innovative customers. Also, benefits are really good. 401K match is terrific. Time off. Work / life balance. Salary and benefits are really great for the TSP as well (you get both RBI and CBI, which is...

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    Cons

    You are expected to deliver results. This is not a con, really, but you cannot ride your past successes. Deliver results and get rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Higher stock awards would be nice.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Look beneath the covers first"

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    Former Employee - Servces Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    great benefits for individual and family

    Cons

    poor middle management, toxic culture and poor execution on strategy across products and services

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the old culture and truly transform the organization within

  6. "Retail store employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Microsoft provides some amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Working in retail with an inexperienced management team who micro-manages makes it difficult to excel and exceed expectations. Also, even though Microsoft claims to emphasize a work/life balance, it's difficult to do so with the demands of the retail industry. And opportunities into the Corporate part of Microsoft are almost impossible coming from Retail.

  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Professional in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, smartest minds in the world.

    Cons

    Change is constant and I’ve had 10 managers in 9 years.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Im RIFed, but still a great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    You get to work with really smart people Benefits are very good. As some noted they used to be outstanding but like all companies they've had to cut HC costs. Still they continue to work on improving benefits where they can, like increasing company matching on 401k contributions and accelerating stock vesting...both relatively recent improvements relatively flexible work options, home, office, customer site, mobile....

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    Cons

    While I believe in Satya's vision for the company, the new reality of Microsoft at least for the next few years will be a constant risk of RIFs. You have to be really adept at knowing which group to be in. It's like a giant game of whack a mole, you can get hit at any time for no reason regardless of how good your performance is. I personally know someone who won Platinum Club (highest sales honor) and less than...

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    Advice to Management

    I get that Microsoft needs to restructure, but you are doing an awful job at it right now. All your top performers if they aren't looking for new jobs are definitely looking over their shoulder or are left in an awful position as their vteams are getting RIFed and nobody is explaining why, or how they are going to get the resources to support their goals. MSFT is a very collaborative place and when you suddenly lose...

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  9. "Great company overall. Retail stores need some work."

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    Current Employee - Retail Partner Store Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and great benefits Giving back to the community is in our blood Also opportunities available if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Can be a "political" company Difficult to find local jobs if you arent in Redmond. Hard work can go unnoticed from time to time

  10. "MCS consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and health plan but got worse the longer I was there

    Cons

    Every year Microsoft was taking away little by little bonuses and stock then the benefits went way up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pitting employees against each other

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