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Updated February 5, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge" (in 1197 reviews)

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  1. "A wild ride"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant

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

    Pros

    Huge potential
    Scale you will not see except with them

    Cons

    No work life balance at all


  2. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance, great benefits, flexible schedules, solid compensation.

    Cons

    Slow processes can bog movement..

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, good employee experience.

    Cons

    I did not spend enough time there to comment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of Perks, good work, good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing much, all is good


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Tech Consulting Program out of College"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - competitive pay with traditional tech consulting shops out of college
    - get to build real solutions (varies with team assigned to)
    - supportive community and resources to learn about products you're interested in

    Cons

    - Travel (when you have to)
    - A lot of available work on less interesting or older technologies
    - High utilization goal means you likely have to work more than normal hours to be able to fully make use of vacation time


  6. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing. Managers were really great.

    Cons

    Some bad stuff. No free food.

    Advice to Management

    I mean, put salaries on glassdoors.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "UX Consultant"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - User Experience Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Travel a lot, working with many different industries across various industries

    Cons

    Terrible internal politics, more resistance internally with Microsoft-own internal teams than externally with customers

    Advice to Management

    Solve the internal blaming game culture in Services and focus on result and outcome, instead of repeating Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor Karpman drama triangle and ignored customer outcome

  8. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can say of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Updrafts & Rip Cords"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Over 17 years, I worked in 3 different divisions (Online Advertising, Enterprise Sales & Partners - US and then WW), Consulting Services WW) - each time, it was working in a new company without the necessity of learning the basics. It was a phenomenal opportunity to drive new projects, make a positive impact and move to the next role.

    Cons

    There is very limited upside if you have worked there for more than 12 years. The funnel starts to become very, very, very narrow for opportunities and growth possibilities. Unless you have solved world hunger in hte last 12 months, you will be asked to leave at some point - so be ready with Plan B. You are almost guaranteed the necessity of pulling the rip cord.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job -


  10. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good leadership, and great focus on customer, technology, and community. I enjoy being part of the leading edge and solving complex issues.

    Cons

    So many technologies makes it difficult to go deep into the well of knowledge.