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Microsoft Part Time Merchandiser Reviews

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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1174 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with a couple of catches"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Site Merchandiser in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Site Merchandiser in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love working on OneNote, Excel, Outlook and all the Offic 365 products than you'll love working here
    As one of the highest paying companies people that work here seem to love their jobs
    Most buildings offer great food in the cafes and you can't beat the complimentary beverages
    Shuttle service to and from the many MS buildings makes it convenient

    Cons

    Some of the web tools used to operate the site are very outdated
    I typically prefer Apple products so working on a PC daily can be a little challenging and frustrating at times
    Random layoffs, people rolling off, or people moving around to different teams, creates a little uncertainty in the job security.
    As a contractor your physical workspace/office can change regularly based on office space availability for FTE's

    Advice to Management

    Constant reorg's and people rolling off make it tough to find consistency in process across the various team structures


  2. "Visual Merchandising Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bright people at the peer level, great benefits, opportunity to work on interesting projects

    Cons

    Senior management culture of 'let's get new blood' limits advancement opportunities. Must move laterally to move up. Heavy emphasis on correct procedure/process can stifle innovative thinking

    Advice to Management

    Place more emphasis on results, rather than process

  3. "Great Flexibility but Old Tools"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Category Site Merchandiser: Windows Phone in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Category Site Merchandiser: Windows Phone in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Microsoft online store team does a great job keeping the goals clear and rallying together to reach those goals.

    Cons

    The tools used for the Microsoft online store are very outdated and manual. In order to measure site preforamnce one has to do hours of manual work.

    Advice to Management

    There is not enough focus on customer experience and customer journey. I think the culture of the company should focus more on customers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Crappy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Merchandising Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Merchandising Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, easy work, light work load

    Cons

    Everything else, especially your colleagues and managers

    Advice to Management

    Retire