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Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Rating by MCS Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits
    Diversity in the work you can do
    Influence
    Working with great people

    Cons

    A lot of jargon
    Long hours
    Career stagnation
    Big company = bureaucracy
    Politics


  2. "Product Advisor Role"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunity to showcase new Microsoft products
    interview process wasn't as difficult
    small bonus was given to the store if they hit the goal

    Cons

    no commission structure, I brought ridiculous amount of revenue to the store but there was never commission
    i worked full time hours for the most part but there was never an opportunity to go full time

    Advice to Management

    give those employees that show true dedication full time opportunities

  3. "A new great experience"

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    Former Employee - Programming in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programming in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was my chilhood dream to work at Microsoft.

    Cons

    There were no such things as cons.


  4. "reseptionist"

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    Former Employee - Reseptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reseptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    talking to people while im working

    Cons

    sitting in chair for so long

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  5. "Microsoft is an average company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people who work there

    Cons

    The company microsoft is too bureacatic

    Advice to Management

    Freedom


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Store experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great upper management, Great benefits.

    Cons

    Store management the worse I have ever seen. Selfish, childish, and self destructive.

    Advice to Management

    When you see a one problem in a store talk to the whole crew. The management is very often part of the problem.


  7. "One of a kind with amazing learning and culture."

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    Former Employee - Global Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Respectful culture. Amazing benefits. Insane charitable match.

    Cons

    Some silos if you're not in the core divisions (OS/Office).

  8. "Solution Sales Exec"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company with smart quality people

    Cons

    very competitive and many many rules and processes

    Advice to Management

    Get more flexible


  9. Helpful (8)

    "HORRIBLE sales culture, backstabbing and manipulative"

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    Current Employee - Solution Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solution Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brand name, company has great positioning for the future. Microsoft and Apple are the only 2 legacy companies within the top 5 market cap, it shows that corporate leadership has mostly made the right calls.

    Cons

    Speaking from a sales perspective, Microsoft has a terrible culture of political maneuvering and backstabbing. The managers are very low on integrity and will throw any of their people under the bus to put a dime in their pocket or not hold accountability. But as soon as a big deal lands everyone wants to take credit, if something falls through fingers are pointed. There is also a clique of managers that are "good ol boys". If you don't fit their profile and you're not in the circle, they don't do anything for you.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house within middle management. Microsoft has some of the most incompetent and manipulative middle managers you can imagine. Also, getting promoted is not an indication of how valuable a person is. A lot of good people have left, and the people that stay some are good, but many just know how to play the game.


  10. "Pretty happy. Treated much better that previous employers."

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible. Great name. Treated like a professional. Lots of ability to move around. Not best buy competitive salary. Super products. Love my coworkers

    Cons

    Lots of sales pressure. Training resources need improvement. Dont have much to say beyond that. Im happy... for what it worth.

    Advice to Management

    Balance of sales goals vs continuity needs to be improved.


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