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Updated April 9, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1143 reviews)

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  1. "Programmer/Trainer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Programmer/Trainer in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Programmer/Trainer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They let you just do what you are good at. No micro-managing

    Cons

    None I love it here. Best job ever!

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, bad development"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's an amazing company to work for and put on your resume, and well as makes you feel so proud to be there and part of a huge picture.

    Cons

    They aren't as great with development, and you're surrounded with people that are getting paid to do nothing while you are pulling all the weight. But that happens anywhere you work.

  3. "Services Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Service in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales & Service in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, benefits, salary, vacation time, reputation

    Cons

    a lot of hours, processes


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Big name player in the industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are second only to amazon and google. Other companies in other industries do not come close with benefits. Excellent vision , mindset and leadership from the CEO Satya Nadella.

    Cons

    In the field, for sales and services it is really all about hitting your numbers vs what the CEO says the bison is, which is being customer obsessed. Forcing customers to buy what you need them to buy to hit your sales numbers to get paid is not being customer obsessed it’s being obsessed with making money short term.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your corporate sales leaders are thinking long term vs making a buck this quarter to keep the street happy.


  5. "Cloud Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cloud Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, technology, challenges, pay

    Cons

    not customer focused shiny penny syndrome


  6. "Incredible company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Evangelist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Evangelist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredible salary, stock, & bonus
    - Fantastic benefits
    - Tons of growth, lateral or vertical
    - Great for families

    Cons

    - Can't think of any cons that are unique to the company.

    Advice to Management

    - For technical roles, hire based on technical competence


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Did not work for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great salary but nothing else

    Cons

    Good old boys and girls club. You HAVE to be liked by everyone if you expect to last at MSFT. You need to be constantly telling everyone how great you. It's a "beauty contest" atmosphere where you always need to have portray how great you are. Big drinking culture too. Most company events havbe minimal food but unlimited drinks, so most people are wasted fairly quickly. Management are doing their best not to get fired and as a result they do whatever they are told as it relates to hiring, firing and promotions. I saw many firings where they told people "your job is in jeopardy" w/o giving actual specifics of what you did. Once you hear that phrase, there is no turning back. Meaning they want you out. Many folks choose to stay and try to turn things around but MSFT will make your life miserable if you take that route.

    Advice to Management

    None, because they would not listen.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Part time Product Adviser"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Huntington, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    The culture of Microsoft is among the best to work for. Their mentality of helping customers is that they don't want them to just come in and buy. They want them to have FUN, be ENGAGED, and have a great experience in order to achieve more. I bet there are not many places you can name that offer personal training sessions, out of box experiences when you buy a device, gaming tournaments, community events and so much more. Uniform honestly looks fresh compared to other companies and the experience with customers is unlike any other retailer.

    Cons

    There really aren't anyway. If you have open availability the only thing is you'll be working a 9 hour shift with 1 hour break. It's a lot of standing so make sure your shoes SUPPORT you.

    Advice to Management

    LOCK. CERTAIN. PRODUCTS. I love the mentality of devices not being locked, but people steal. a lot. Please change this because it can be hard to watch so many customers when the store is very busy. OR at least put sensors in the front of the store.


  9. "Good Retail/ Tech Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sva in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sva in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Too much note taking and not enough doing. SVA's should focus more on solving the problem rather than taking notes.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day, all you really care about is sales. So why not let us know from the start that we are salesmen first and technicians second.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I feel ashamed to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers only care about there free time never want to help the customer. Even worse no one truly understands computers here more than my 4 year old daughter. Some of workers are useful at telling me how to solve issues temporarily but never anything innovative or sincere. Leaving as soon as something better comes along.

    Cons

    No higher cause here just boring job.

    Advice to Management

    Rework this company from the ground


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