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Microsoft Inside Sales Representative Reviews

Updated October 31, 2018
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  1. "SISR Microsoft , Austin, TX"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Services Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Services Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to MS Technolgy solutions
    Selling to C level customers
    Working with world class employees
    Ability to drive business with VAR's

    Cons

    Management slow to make changes to problems and challenges facing attainment and compensation
    Interview process can take up to 6 months depending on position

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people. Offer incentives that are black and white rather than a cat and mouse structure.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good entry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced and get to get experience quickly

    Cons

    not the best company culture.

    Advice to Management

    plan before acting. look at long term effects and not just short term fixes.

  3. Helpful (21)

    "Inside Sales Germany"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice trip to the US if you're lucky, some nice colleagues, good health insurance. compared to what other IT firms in Dublin offer, there is not much I can think of.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the German Inside Sales Team, but staying in line with overall company culture, this is probably one of the most toxic work environments in Dublin.
    At Microsoft visibility is everything. The joke "it doesn't matter what you do, what counts is the look on your face while you do it" couldn't be more true anywhere. Sucking up to Management is explicitly encouraged and will almost certainly be the decisive factor in whether you will have a career there or not.
    If you are unlucky, the biggest part of your bonus will be based on the subjective opinion of management, so you'll be at the mercy of the complete hierarchic chain, which is able to -and will- take away your complete bonus on the basis of their personal feelings towards you, irrespective of your actual numbers or how you behave towards colleagues. In such a case, there will be no support offered from anywhere within the company.
    In the German team, management also takes photos of your desks and sends them around in work-related chats if there is, say, and empty cup or a stain on your desk.
    As much as visibility is key internally, the company is constantly trying to represent itself to the outside and will expect you to be part of this. This culture can be overwhelming at times and is only good for a very specific kind of person. You know best if you're one of those.

    Perks at MS are few, there is a good health insurance , but no freebies such as free breakfast or snacks.

    There are tons of good and highly reputable IT-companies in Dublin, most of which are offering far better culture, management, salaries and perks and I'd advice most to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Try to filter out some of the typical American work culture, we are in Europe and have a different culture here, try to offer perks like the other IT companies, get rid of your most toxic directors.


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    "Inside Sales Dublin"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Interesting people and huge scale of customers

    Cons

    Not challenging, not interesting and not really what was described in the interview


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    The company is amazing, multicultural, a lot of young people from the whole EMEA territory.

    Cons

    Unclear career development plan.
    People recently hired earn much more than people who was there since much time before (and their experience is not that relevant to justify it).

    Advice to Management

    Develop a structure career development plan.
    Focus in every employee you have, not only in ones working on bigger accounts.


  6. "Technology"

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    Current Contractor - Inside Sales Representative in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - Inside Sales Representative in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work with up to date technologies.

    Cons

    Benefit for contract staff not much.

    Advice to Management

    Care towards contract staff too.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people and culture

    Cons

    Not a place for lazy people.

    Advice to Management

    kudos

  8. "Inspirerend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamisch, inspirerend, werk met leuke collega's, prettige werksfeer, mogelijkheid om veel thuis te werken, veel vrijheid, bedrijf maakt goede strategische keuzes

    Cons

    Het is een Amerikaanse Corporate, dus helaas horen daar ook scorecards / bonusstructuur bij. Deels noodzakelijk, omdat we zo groot zijn, maar gelukkig steeds meer focus op de adoptie van technologie