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Updated February 2, 2019
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  • "They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility" (in 2336 reviews)

  • "Smart people (more at HQ than the field)" (in 1814 reviews)

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  1. "Best company to work for hands down"

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    Current Employee - Learning & Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they take care of you
    benefits are amazing
    they are entirely inclusive
    work environments are very comfortable

    Cons

    so many employees that sometimes things are slow moving


  2. "Great Company to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, career progression, culture, work ethics

    Cons

    HR process, promotions, it is who you know

    Advice to Management

    Assessing new hires to their appropriate levels and then reassess after initial period to re level would help retain a lot of younger generations hires.

  3. "Amazing Job during College!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management focused on developing employees
    - Great mix of technical & people-oriented skills
    - Awesome products you can be proud of
    - Free drinks for employees & customers!
    - Fun, engaging environment thats always changing
    - Room to specialize role (community, gaming, sales, service)
    - Great Pay for retail

    Cons

    - As with any retail job, weekend/holiday hours are brutal
    - Coworkers can sometimes be lazy (I'm sure this varies from store to store)
    - Very difficult to move up into a corporate Microsoft role from the store. Have to be a stellar performer to even be considered


  4. "Fantastic company and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Microsoft was the best job that I have ever had. Excellent pay, fantastic company culture, working with the best and brightest people from around the world. And the evolution since Satya took over the main job was incredible to see! Microsoft deserves a place in the (M)FANG tech stars crew as a place to make a career.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics came into play, but this seems unavoidable at a large company, especially one of Microsoft's size. Also, the vendor vs full-time employee gap was sometimes frustrating and sad.


  5. "NY Field Sales a mess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very smart people, great benefits, awesome senior executive strategy and leadership, good compensation packages, prestigious brand

    Cons

    Turnover, at least in NYC, is very high: >100% in 3 1/2 years there. Goals frequently unachievable, thus the turnover. Started to goal customer-paid roles with sales quotas. Role switching is strongly encouraged which, while good for the employee rounding out his/her career, it is bad for account coverage consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Customers will buy the stuff that is core regardless of who is selling it. But if you want to expand the breadth of your footprint to new, more fringe products, you should have steady coverage of your key accounts. "Trusted Advisor" obviously implies trust, which is earned, not given just because you have a Microsoft business card. Don't take my word for it. Look at HR records for sales roles in the key NYC market over the past 5 years. And while job rotation is good for individual development, it does not support a "maniacal customer focus" because the customers have no consistency of contacts or roles.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture is very supportive and the sales message is that the technology transforms productivity, collaboration and participation. Pretty cool.

    Cons

    As with any rewarding role it is equally demanding. There is a lot to keep up with.

    Advice to Management

    None, they really try in earnest to give us the tools we need and to make our lives easier as we focus on our goals.


  7. "Microsoft"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technologies and solutions that are highly scalable and integrated

    Cons

    An engineering company trying to be a sales organization with solutions but living in a silod compensation plan which makes it hard

    Advice to Management

    Bring the AE to a consultative position and align the comp plans to sell solutions

  8. "Customer Success"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Success in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    over all culture and company is good

    Cons

    NY Metro is worst place to work. Its RACIST white man club .. if you are anything else treated like POS.

    Advice to Management

    Cleanup and don't just talk of about diversity (Lip Service) but show some spine and get rid of CSU racist culture. It begins with the Senior manager


  9. "Microsoft is an excellent company"

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

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

    Pros

    You manage your own time and can work remotely

    Cons

    A lot of quota pressure, could be difficult


  10. "Network engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning, good salary, good management team

    Cons

    overwhelming projects and no work balance


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