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Microsoft Product Advisor Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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  1. "Excellent company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great work culture.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this job.


  2. "Amazing Retail Opportunity. Not an amazing career opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor
    Current Employee - Product Advisor

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

    Pros

    staff, health benefits - even for part-time employees!, vacation and sick time, free swag, an opportunity to work in different departments, quarterly bonuses based on sales performance, really great for a student or someone who does not mind working retail

    Cons

    the customers, not a good long-term career solution, hard to transition to corporate

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any, other than maybe not to take it so seriously.

  3. "Product Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highest paying sales position around, could be fun sometimes when there is an event. Nice break room with soda, juice and water.

    Cons

    employees who have been there for a long time have no motivation at all and it feels like they come to work "to pay the bills". Felt like everyone was being micromanaged

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, take the initiative to help your employees actually grow instead of just making them do the same thing everyday, give more responsibility to employees


  4. "Product Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great team, awesome company, growth

    Cons

    They don't keep the same mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fix what is not broken.


  5. "Product Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for part time.
    Fun work environment
    Great staff
    Free food and drinks

    Cons

    Work retails hours but that is just part of the job
    No real way/opportunity to move up to corporate


  6. "Microsoft is the employee focused company I’ve ever seen"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Career growth
    Health/dental/vision benefits
    College reimbursement

    Cons

    Overbearing
    Working holidays
    Difficult to take vacations

    Advice to Management

    Management is great


  7. "Great Retail Job!"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best retail jobs you could ever have. Great benefits, amazing culture, and depending on what you want to do in terms of your career, there's a ton of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Other than the fact that it is retail, there can be a lack of growth if your career isn't business/tech related.

  8. "FUN, YOUNG PART TIME JOB"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours for students, fun colleges, often hosts tech events.

    Cons

    I had a great management team but I know it may vary from location to location.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Murray, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate benefits for basic retail employees
    good work life balance for retail
    competitive pay for retail

    Cons

    Management was very favorites based
    Hard to advance even with proper qualifications
    sometimes gave a lot of new extra responsibilities but no extra pay

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try and involve all employees but keep doing what you are doing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits, bad development"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's an amazing company to work for and put on your resume, and well as makes you feel so proud to be there and part of a huge picture.

    Cons

    They aren't as great with development, and you're surrounded with people that are getting paid to do nothing while you are pulling all the weight. But that happens anywhere you work.