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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best retail job I every had"

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

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

    Pros

    Loved the company, employees, products, pay, benefits, flexible, was really awesome.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say, really enjoyed my time with there.


  2. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading technology, learning, Cloud innovation, strong customer base

    Cons

    Culture: Despite great CEO, majority of 4 layers below permeates toxic leadership & sugarcoat old demonic culture

    Advice to Management

    self actualization, self realization

  3. "Exciting and dynamic company"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely, great compensation, super smart colleagues, very entrepreneurial, good culture, respect of work life balance, ability to move around within the company

    Cons

    fire hose never stops, email volume is tremendous, working remotely not always optimal because it decreases your visibility and ability to collaborate

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working


  4. "Great place"

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    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


  5. "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.


  6. "Great!"

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    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


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

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    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!

  8. "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


  9. "Great place to work"

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    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.


  10. 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.


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