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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, Digital Transformation, Cloud transformation, Productivity platform is superior

    Cons

    Quotas are unattainable, Numbers driven culture,


  2. "Microsoft product advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with customers directly to give them their perfect software and hardware combination, and teaching them how to use it.

    Cons

    I wasn't able to reach my full potential. I am capable of so much, I felt I was hindered by the lack of opportunity to grow with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge and reward employees for exceeding expectations and making a difference in the company. Treat each person as an asset to encourage personal growth.

  3. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Senior Management, Customer Focus

    Cons

    Products that may be launched before they are completely ready

    Advice to Management

    Satya is an amazing leader and all leaders within the organization need to align with where he is taking the company. Very rewarding job.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates, management is dedicated to improving culture and results, and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Retail, and everything that goes with it. From toxic customers, to terrible hours, to working holidays and weekends. Expect to have no social life without significant effort, as you'll consistently be required to work weekends and nights.
    You're expected to love Microsoft products... Even if there's something better out there.

    Advice to Management

    Let your best people work consistent hours as part of compensation. Maybe be one of those daring employers who is closed black Friday or Thanksgiving? It would mean a lot to employees. Provide more upward momentum for those who have college degrees or are working to obtain one. MS Stores are all over the US, but what about corporate Microsoft? Are they present? Let the retail employees have something to look forward to if they are loyal and work hard.


  5. "Great Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Training Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Training Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture! Exciting new direction under the new leadership. There is opportunity if you make the right connections...

    Cons

    Difficult to transition to other opportunities within the company without having established relationships


  6. "A Great Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Work hours are very flexible, mostly up to you to decide
    - Coworkers are all great and very open to collaboration

    Cons

    - Hard to find a proper mentor within such a large company
    - Can be hard to connect on a deeper level with others because there are so many people

    Advice to Management

    I would say that this company is a great place for an intern. One thing that would be helpful would be to have a more meaningful mentor mentee relationship for interns in order to help them along as much as possible.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Service Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Service Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch
    One of the leaders in technology

    Cons

    Work Life balance is sometimes non existent
    Promotions are more based on who you know, rather than what you bring to the table.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair on who you promote. I have found that there is a lot of high school type of clique relationships that cause tons of great talent getting passed over based on relationships or lack thereof.

  8. "Good work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They try to make the workplace anything special

    Cons

    It's obscene how a company will not try to retain it's employees who play the most pivotal part in bringing in the money that you horde from them.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor sales environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in The Eastern, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in The Eastern, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, solid products, Dominate position in several technologies

    Cons

    No upside for sales people, quotas calculated to be beyond accomplishment, a great year is 110% of goal and you make an extra 15% of you base salary. Achievement beyond 150% of goal not allowed without review on your "impact" in the sales cycle.

    No sales culture, management asks for solution sales and doesn't provide budgets, staffing, and comp model to support it.

    Lot's of hard work with little hope of any upside.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people fairly, reward good performance instead of punishing it with huge quota increases.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, New CEO making a difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a great company culture at Microsoft of family first, innovation, independence and hard work. Everyone really loves the company and the first-level managers are great. The company is very focused on career growth and making sure you are always looking forward. They are very flexible about work hours, locations, etc. as long as you get the job done. The people are amazing!

    The new CEO, Satya is really rallying the company and is doing great things. Old establishment is changing (albeit slowly)

    Cons

    The Sr. Leadership could really use some help. From 2nd line managers to just below the CEO, the leadership is very "inward focused" and almost used-car-salesy. It's very cut-throat at that level and you they appear to have no problem stepping on toes to move up. Also, sr. leadership looks "down" quite a bit on those with IC (individual contributor) roles.

    No real career opportunities for technical leadership other than in Seattle. All field leadership is sales based and you almost have to go through the sales ranks to get leadership opportunities. Technical roles report into sales managers, so technical people are often undervalued or have little direction.

    Advice to Management

    Field technical specialists, ATS', etc. really need to have a technical leader, not a sales-only leader who has no understanding or value of technical leadership.


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