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Updated May 2, 2018
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is a dream to work for. Good pay and excellent benefits. Great team members and management is almost consistently great.

    Cons

    Usually a small work space for technicians to work in, although they provide all the tools you can need and more. Customer base varies from state demographic, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen a little closer on what employees future goals are, and instead of in one ear out the other, help us proactive on advancing with this amazing company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A Top Tech Employer But Not Perfect"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satya Nadella has really changed the company for the better since taking over as CEO. The vast majority of employees now feel proud to work for Microsoft compared to the Ballmer era. Microsoft has great benefits (PTO, 401k match, new caregiver benefit, reimbursement for up to $800 in physical fitness, etc.) and flexible work arrangements. Work can be very rewarding and you have the ability to make a real impact on the world. The yearly MSReady conference in Las Vegas for field roles is quite fun with lots of opportunities to learn and a great way to recharge. Many friendly, intelligent, and hard-working people work at Microsoft. You'll learn a great deal.

    Cons

    Limited Career Advancement Opportunities For Some People-
    If you don't live in WA state or nearby one of Microsoft's campuses, career advancement is very tough unless you want to stay in a sales-oriented or 90%-travel position.

    Difficult and Time Consuming to Move Around in the Company:
    The internal interview process to move into a new role or organization within the company is very slow (can take weeks or months), not at all transparent, and is a full-day interview experience just as external candidates have to face. Competition is fierce but if you're persistent it's possible to land a new position.

    Tools & Processes:
    Employees continually have low marks on yearly polling regarding having the right tools, reports, and processes in place to get our jobs done effectively. I haven't seen many improvements in the several years I've been here and don't expect many changes in the future either.

    Compensation:
    While the benefits are fantastic, the total compensation could be much better. I feel that salaries and stock rewards are falling behind compared to other top tier tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps consider remote workers as a diversity classification or category that you strongly suggest Redmond-based managers to consider when hiring. So many talented people cannot move to WA and find themselves frustrated at the lack of opportunities available in their own state. Keep up the great work in changing the company's culture - love the employee engagement and benefits initiatives.

  3. "Engagment Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to learn and grow from some seriously smart leaders

    Cons

    Politics and priority setting hinders IC performance

    Advice to Management

    Stop pigeon holing talent. Take risks on people and move them around


  4. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, pace of technology

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance; no training

    Advice to Management

    Fix work life balance


  5. "For sales, lacking leadersip at the district level in CO/UT."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i love the company though! Microsoft as a company has a great strategy. I will be sorry to leave.

    Cons

    My specific role is difficult in that the Denver EPG culture is terrible.


  6. "Office 365 Customer Experience Team"

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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an IT professional I have had my share of grief and frustrations while deploying Microsoft products so it was nice to have the opportunity to streamline the process. Also, the pay and working remotely was a big plus.

    Cons

    Department heads and managers seem to work very hard and convoluting the process.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reply on Visual Studio/BI information as sole metric for determining employee performance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for Microsoft because of the people that I work with inside of the company and those who I have the opportunity to interact with outside of the organization.

    Cons

    I don't enjoy the push to become more diverse as an organization for the sake of diversity. I think the organization should seek the most qualified individual for specific roles and jobs. If we have the opportunity to bring in personnel that are experienced and qualified and also represent diverse groups, then all the better for groups and the organization as a whole.

  8. "amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    best company in the world.

    Cons

    there are absolutely none ☺


  9. "Great technology, great customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Senior Infrastructure Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Freelancer - Senior Infrastructure Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at Microsoft was the best professional experience of my life, really enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    1. Interview processes are no fun, mean spirited, they string second place candidates along needlessly.
    2. Once in a certain level - you're stuck - no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the L65 Glass Ceiling.


  10. "A good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, stock purchase options, co-workers, customers

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours (schedule), very difficult to grow with the company, specialty stores are looked down on, bonus scale for specialty vs full line is bogus,

    Advice to Management

    Managers are fine. It's corporate that is disconnected from the store. The looks of our store are not a good representation of Microsoft as a company. I think there could be some money invested into upgrading the older specialty locations so that we can better serve our customers.


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