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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1124 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "Cloud Solution Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Fantastic Benefits
    * Competitive Salary
    * Amazing people - Smartest people I have worked in 17 years of my professional life.
    * I get paid to learn new technology and get a chance to change the world through my customers.

    Cons

    I love the company and my team. No cons.


  2. "Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Services Advisor in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Consumer Services Advisor in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The obvious - work for one of the leading technology companies on the planet
    Fantastic benefits
    Ability to have your voice heard regardless of your position within the company

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time with Microsoft thouroughly

  3. "Great company depending on your role"

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    Current Employee - SSP-sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - SSP-sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome benefits, especially 401K matching, Healthcare, and fitness. I have never worked for a company with better benefits than Microsoft

    Cons

    lower ability to earn when on the sales side. Capped commission and the comp plan is very difficult to understand. You never know what you will make when you close a deal.

    Advice to Management

    simplify and increase commissions even if you lower the base salaries


  4. "Great company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, innovation opportunities to grow and develop your career. Holistic 360 degree assessment review process. Team collaboration. Decent pay and pay for performance.

    Cons

    Base pay I a bit low. Big organization, so you have to be comfortable with scale. Transition to the cloud is going well.


  5. "Sales Solution Professional"

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    Current Employee - Solution Sales Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Solution Sales Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The executive leadership is phenomenal. They have great vision and a deep understanding of the industry. They promote integrity out of their sales professionals and truly care about providing a great software solution.

    Cons

    Awful culture! The legacy Microsoft sales reps seem out of date on technology and prefer the method of stabbing each other in the back in order to advance rather than simply out performing.


  6. "RETAIL FORGOTTEN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Busy work environment, amazing products, training available

    Cons

    no room for advancement, not treated very well by corporation, constantly turning over employees and management

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees how you would like to be treated. Help them advance.


  7. "They Work with You"

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    Former Contractor - Product Advisor in Bloomington, MN
    Former Contractor - Product Advisor in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Hours
    Strong Core Values
    Flexible Shifts
    Excellent Company Culture
    Strong Leadership
    Effective Communication
    Sales are Not the Total Focus
    Consistent and Constant Training

    Cons

    Management Takes the Job too Easily
    Benefits could be better
    High Turnover of Product Advisors
    Needs better POS systems and customer delivery options

    Advice to Management

    My biggest advice to management is to listen more carefully, consider all facts, weigh all options, and remember that people make mistakes. Microsoft is about life and fun, so make it that way.

  8. "Tech advisor"

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    Former Employee - Tech Advisor in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Tech Advisor in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great enviorment and benifits. Love the management and products

    Cons

    None I can think of! Some long hours I guess

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and take action


  9. "Account Executive Role"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience gathering for working with Enterprise level accounts. Ability to "sell it all". Good compensation package.

    Cons

    Many "old school" mentality for what is to be a Customer Focused environment. the House will always win. Quotas are consistently late for fiscal year setting.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to make things happen quickly and allow AEs to be empowered to make deals happen. Remove the obstacles.


  10. "One of the best companies to work for hands down."

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    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    So many opportunties to grow you career; including if your are looking for upward mobility, technical growth, management/leadership or career shift. There is no shortage of opportunities in this company.

    Cons

    It is so big, it can feel like there re multiple companies. Working in the field has a completely different culture than working in Redmond (HQ). The old review model was terrible, but that is gone now.

    Advice to Management

    None


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