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Updated December 8, 2017
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  • Generally good work life balance (in 1982 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1699 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very good company to work for. There are many benefits. You will meet many different type of people.

    Cons

    The company is huge. You will work with many different software and hardware. Make sure to balance work. Very good place to work for

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Still plagued by normal retail pitfalls"

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company provides stability. Benefits were decent. Pay was alright.

    Cons

    Management had no oversight, Poor approach to feedback where they silence any suggestions due to "being negative" corporate wide.

    Advice to Management

    Try to break from standard retail pitfalls. Value negative feedback as much as positive feedback and understand it has a place.

  3. "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management, Flexible, Great Culture

    Cons

    Work during the holidays
    No set schedule


  4. "Microsoft is a company that truly cares about its employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top three pros are The benefits (which are granted to both full time and part time employees), the positive minded people, and community service opportunities.

    Cons

    Retail Store Hours - Specifically for the retail stores, thus doesn't apply to corporate positions. Also, there are minimal opportunities to move up in position/rank within your own store. In order to move up into management, you'd have to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency will help to take the retail stores to the next level!


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Service Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!!

    Cons

    None so far. Only been with the company for a few months now and it has been pretty good so far


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor and Product/Software Trainer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor and Product/Software Trainer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely one of my favorite jobs. You get the opportunity to get up close and personal with all thing Microsoft. The company's business acumen was fantastic. They always kept us engaged and wanting to learn more

    Cons

    At the time there was no full time positions available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on the employee engagement.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dod-eat-dog environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Remuneration. Public service encouraged and charities well remunerated.

    Cons

    His stress, siloed environment, collaboration and assisting colleagues to improve performance not encouraged. Appears to be age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people assets.

  8. "Solid Company Failed Execution"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benifits and corporate atmosphere minus the bias towards favoring minority opinions

    Cons

    The products and management really werent good enough to stay


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, internal processes are really well thought out for the most part, and there is a great vibe around the direction of the company overall. The Premier division places an emphasis on work-life balance (mixed success, but the effort is there).

    Cons

    The job gives freedom to create your own schedule and drive your own success. This is really tough to do, and it's easy to fail at. Internal transfers are a lot about networking, which can be difficult depending on your own situation (specifically, where in the company you're stationed - Philly is not great for networking - Charlotte, DC, Dallas and Seattle area are the best for sustained success).

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to penny-pinch with an extremely profitable business with extremely talented people. Just let the people be successful, create opportunities for them to shine, and more profit will come. Don't get into the "Reduce Costs" game...


  10. "n/a"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Technology, Money, Software, Flexibility, Employment

    Cons

    Subjective, Challenging, Lack of Vision


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