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Microsoft Fort Lauderdale Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Senior Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and generous benefits in the industry, cool products and smart people around, challenging work and rewarding experiences.

    Cons

    I end up reporting to very bad manager that surprisingly does not represent MS values and ruined the work experience, make sure you meet your manager and you are comfortable with him/her.

    Advice to Management

    Cloud is the future and we re taking the right decisions to make sure we have a competitive advantage, laser focus on innovation. HR should have a more prominent role supporting employees.


  2. "Partner Sales Lead"

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    Current Employee - Partner Sales Lead in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Partner Sales Lead in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Company brand, innovation. World wide coverage.

    Cons

    work/life balance, bureaucracy tends to make it slow to react.

  3. "Microsoft Fort Lauderdale"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. Microsoft is a Globally recognized 'Great Place to Work'

    Cons

    Very small office with limited career growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Enable more career development opportunities


  4. "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, extradinary coworkers, brilliant and team oriented.

    Cons

    Worklife balance. Also require folks to sell every product vs. becoming a specialist for our focus product. Complicated Licensing.


  5. "Great enviroment"

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    Current Contractor - Business Alliance Manager & Programmer Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Contractor - Business Alliance Manager & Programmer Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, encouraging managers

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain a internal position when you have a contract


  6. "Microsoft"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing Communications Leader in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Contractor - Marketing Communications Leader in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very talented and driven people.
    For a FTE employee, opportunities to grow and develop further.

    Cons

    It is very difficult for the contractor to be hired on full-time bases.
    It takes usually years and can be very frustrating, because contractors are not participating in key roles within the projects.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Good benefits. Very competent Co-workers. Good managers for the most part. You can get promoted in level without getting a new position to a certain extent. Your career path is your own. You can do anything you're passionate about.- there's no pre-determined path.Options to work from home.

    Cons

    Salaries for South FL are not commensurate with the high cost of living. Global company means concalls at all hours. Benefits are not what they used to be. Latest review system and performance policies give to much power to managers and thus are open for abuse by a bad manager. After a certain level moving up is very slow. You can get a much better title and salary by leaving the company and getting re-hired.

    Advice to Management

    HR policies over the last 5 years might be good for your bottom line, but are bad for retaining good people and lack of retention had its own cost...

  8. "Excellent Professional Experience"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with very talented individuals from across the globe, participate in large projects and have a direct impact on the execution and results of the business

    Cons

    As a contractor (if applicable) you receive no benefits, limited or no formal training, no career path and at times you are not invited to "internal only" business meetings that affect your productivity and make you feel like an outsider. Microsoft does not offer contractors a mechanism to get hired (only thru good connections and the public web site).

    Advice to Management

    Use contractors as an excellent source of candidates. Allow contractors to apply to internal job openings.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of vision, dinosaurs of old industry"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are par with tech industry, regular cafeteria benefits.

    Cons

    Camaradery doesnt exists, teamwork seldom happens. Everyone runs for their own numbers with disregard to internal collaboration. Stack ranking prevails and there is a significant lack of vision and future to build a mid to long term career. Everyone cares about themselves and surviving.

    Advice to Management

    Need to evolve...the old Microsoft from Steve Balmer is still alive....change or see yourself dying slowly. Google is coming fast at you. Dont neglect the signals.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "What a bad company to work for"

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    Former Employee - BDM in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - BDM in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Besides of tons of training available mostly videos and PowerPoint decks, nothing that is worth.

    Cons

    It is a decadent company, whose employees are only worried about their careers and compansation. The dog eat dog culture is still there although the calibration process is not there anymore. Management is snobish and you need to kiss high if you want to grow in your career.

    Advice to Management

    I though they should bring someone from the outside to fix the corporate culture. <i was wrong, once one of the leaders was hired from a competitor almost 2 years ago and was not only contaminated but became worse than the people he manages.


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