Microsoft Houston Reviews

Updated Nov 2, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing and fast paced"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Tons of new stuff to learn.

    Cons

    Toxic politics and arrogance, especially in middle management.

    Microsoft2019-11-02
  2. "Customer Success Focused"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Success in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Heavy customer success focus Doing right by customer Empathy Learning culture

    Cons

    Too many processes Too much of a matrix-ed organization Not many accountable for success Legacy leadership holdovers with bad habits

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    Microsoft2019-09-23
  3. "Politics, politics, politics."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    When there is no traffic coming in, they tend to micro-manage their employees. Completely backwards way to manage dead time.

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    Microsoft2019-08-13
  4. "Big boat with constant reorganization"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Microsoft has fanatic product and solutions offering with solid training programs. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No one cares... your boss, they better be strong and have backbone and conviction or you may experience an awful work environment. This isn’t similar to other companies, this is a constant within Microsoft. Let me give me context. Yes - MICROSOFT is obsessed with diversity but this also means that often the best qualified person didn’t get the job. I’ve watched this happen time and time again. When you interview or “loop” if there isn’t enough diversified candidates then MICROSOFT will redo the interview process - EVEN if a highly qualified candidate was available. Every year there’s a high probability you’ll end up in a reorg. In 5 years I was caught in 4 organizations. Unproductive and confusing to both employees and customers. MICROSOFT is not customer obsessed. Moving roles constantly makes it hard to know your customer well and add value. Every year my new customers made it a point to let me know how upset they were with the constant shifting. This is a company you go to out of college then leave! There’s little stability and unless you’re a minority (which I am, a woman) you’ll struggle with promotions even if you’re a rock star.

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    Microsoft2019-05-21
  5. "Microsoft got its mojo back!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Depending in the role you could be responsible for a product/service that impacts billions of people and have fun while you do it

    Cons

    Some leadership still thinks the old way before Satya

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    Microsoft2019-03-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Expert"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free benefits, 401K matching, volunteer matching, strong presence in community

    Cons

    Expect the most work and offers the least pay out of the amount of work you actually do. Retail would not be the best way to move up if you wanted to go into the corporate world. It's all about politics and finding who's butt you have to kiss if you start off at the retail level. Promise a work-life balance but will call you if you are running their business department. I literally worked a role that made 3x my salary and was not deemed fit to be hired for the role because of my age.

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    Microsoft2018-10-01
  7. "Decent, retail and corporate have a large gap to merge."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Community Development Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits You have an ability to grow within your area.

    Cons

    No support from direct leadership, poor bonus compensation, and a lack of synergy between retail and corporate.

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    Microsoft2018-05-29
  8. "Sales professional"

    4.0
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