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Microsoft Consultant Reviews

Updated June 13, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1154 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 525 reviews)

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  1. "Great technology employer to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft provides excellent opportunities for professionals who value the ability to work independently and take on challenging work.

    Cons

    Microsoft is not the place for underachievers or someone who doesn't want to put forth their best effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. If anything, more opportunities to meet up with our colleagues face to face at conferences or offsites would be well worth the cost.


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Senior Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No shortage of work to be done!

    Cons

    Sometimes projects can take quite some time to complete, which is typical when working for a large company

  3. "Data and AI Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Data and AI Consultant
    Current Employee - Data and AI Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, location, CEO, flexibility, ability to move laterally

    Cons

    Work-life balance, compensation in this particular position


  4. "Recruiter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great platform to try out different roles/things;
    great resource and easy to access;
    culture promoting diverse and inclusive;

    Cons

    Free meal is not available;
    Comp is mediocre while competing in the tier1 market.

    Advice to Management

    More investment is needed to take care of some small things such as meal that could go a long way standing out in today's talent market.


  5. "Amazing place to work"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning tools is provided to be a successful employee

    Cons

    Work life balance needs improvement


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company, actively working to fix culture issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great education and improvement opportunities like tuition reimbursement, paid training time, etc. Strongly encourages growth of all kinds.

    Cons

    Still working to break down some of those famous silos in the company that prevent divisions from working together effectively. Better every day, but a long way to go yet.


  7. "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work ... exposure to technology

    Cons

    Timings are is too flexible

    Advice to Management

    na......

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great tech but the non-tech is a distractor"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, great benefits, good pay, lots of really smart people

    Cons

    While Satya has made a lot of positive changes to the company that are making it relevant again...I feel he is also responsible for negatives like forced diversity and the acceptance of senior leadership being openly politically biased. I worked at Microsoft because I loved the technology, not because of the political views of the senior leadership. Watching keynotes at internal events now sometimes boarding on being at a political rally. It has created a tone that if you are not in step with those views...you may not be in the right place.

    Advice to Management

    Quit imposing your political views on the workers. Be more transparent in the review process. Communicate more...rumors are plentiful and leadership has been doing nothing to dispell them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Life of a Consultant in MCS US"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good package, fantastic work-life balance, awesome work-culture, industry defining bonus and helpful managers.

    Cons

    You have to constantly prove your mettle. More is expected in the form of Community work, cross-group collaboration, IP harvesting, helping others, mentoring new-comers and understanding group dynamics. This is a very dynamic environment. You will end up having reporting into multiple managers in a short span of time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this point in time. But, as far as I can say, the top management is fantastic.


  10. "The best company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat their employee well, good benefits, salary is fair and they provide the tools needed for their employees to be successful

    Cons

    Consultants travel so much, no life work balance