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Microsoft Principal Consultant Reviews

Updated 18 Nov 2017

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  1. "Outstanding company with great career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very intellectually stimulating environment. Constant opportunities to learn and grow. Many career opportunities. Great benefits. Diversity is highly valued within the company culture with opportunities for everyone. Lot of flexibility in work arrangements.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is that success within the company has significant demands that can be a challenge to maintain a good work/Life balance. Recent health benefits changes have resulted in significant increase in healthcare costs for employees.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on ability to manage work/life balance, especially for employees who must travel regularly Reconsider health benefits, which have become costly and complex.

    Microsoft2015-01-24
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great tech but the non-tech is a distractor"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great technology, great benefits, good pay, lots of really smart people

    Cons

    While Satya has made a lot of positive changes to the company that are making it relevant again...I feel he is also responsible for negatives like forced diversity and the acceptance of senior leadership being openly politically biased. I worked at Microsoft because I loved the technology, not because of the political views of the senior leadership. Watching keynotes at internal events now sometimes boarding on being...

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    Advice to Management

    Quit imposing your political views on the workers. Be more transparent in the review process. Communicate more...rumors are plentiful and leadership has been doing nothing to dispell them.

    Microsoft2017-11-18
  3. "A stagnant company - More focused on its "diversity" than results"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company name recognition - If you say you work at Microsoft, people know who the company is. Free access to Microsoft software.

    Cons

    This is a company in a cultural free-fall. Microsoft used to be its own worst critic - it helped improve its software by internally having high expectations. Now it is full of non-technologists (many are women who "don't understand technology, but are good at communicating, or "big picture people". So concerned about its image and its diversity - if you aren't gay or a particular race with some complaint, you're...

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    Advice to Management

    The MACH (college) hires aren't working out. You brought in new blood with no direction. Giving them a Web site and telling them to "learn SharePoint" isn't mentoring.

    Microsoft2014-03-03
  4. "Great opportunity to experience the broad industry and work with some amazing people"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great products, great people, great opportunity to impact those products

    Cons

    There is 100% Travel, and the size of company makes is less agile

    Advice to Management

    Lower consulting rates

    Microsoft2013-11-07
  5. "Microsoft 2013"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1. You can design, code products that are used in large scale 2. Smart and talented peers. 3. Good perks and benefits

    Cons

    1. Too many processes to deal with 2. Manager is God when it comes to promotions/bonuses 3. Too much office politics

    Microsoft2013-02-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn your trade"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well structured, competitive remuneration, stead progression possible. Top performers very well compensated.

    Cons

    Politics, somewhat cut throat review system.

    Microsoft2012-12-15
  7. "Rich company with big ambition - but the complexity of the company gets in it's way"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    smart people, lots of resources, global ambition, some very good foundational systems

    Cons

    the complexity of the model driving software and services means people spend so much time in their own realm there is little colloboration

    Advice to Management

    allow free thinking - and encourage folks to move across boundaries

    Microsoft2012-10-26
  8. Helpful (2)

    "ok compnay to work for. Lot of BS to put up with"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart people to work with

    Cons

    too much BS (review model for example) no focus simply MS has become fat, dumb and happy

    Advice to Management

    the new culture is building lemings and rewarding the wrong behavior....we have lost our mojo

    Microsoft2012-08-30
  9. "View from the field"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding, pay is adequate, but the cache is pretty good.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership is clueless, they don't have any idea how to take this company to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job.

    Microsoft2008-06-16
  10. "Principal Solution Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Consultant in Ciudad de México
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A Company wich respects their Customers, Partners and Employees

    Cons

    Needs to accelerate the transformation process

    Microsoft2016-01-18
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