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Microsoft Product Advisor Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  1. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, very flexible, tuition reimbursement, you're the first one to know about the latest technology of Microsoft!

    Cons

    Nothing for the company!! The customers are difficult sometimes, but everyone works together

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better when we get new employees


  2. "Amazing Job during College!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management focused on developing employees
    - Great mix of technical & people-oriented skills
    - Awesome products you can be proud of
    - Free drinks for employees & customers!
    - Fun, engaging environment thats always changing
    - Room to specialize role (community, gaming, sales, service)
    - Great Pay for retail

    Cons

    - As with any retail job, weekend/holiday hours are brutal
    - Coworkers can sometimes be lazy (I'm sure this varies from store to store)
    - Very difficult to move up into a corporate Microsoft role from the store. Have to be a stellar performer to even be considered

  3. "Best Company Ever"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor
    Current Employee - Product Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, positive culture, great career advancement opportunities, and strong leadership. Best company I've ever worked for!

    Cons

    I suppose there could be a bigger selection of Microsoft apparel and swag to choose from and wear on the job ;)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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

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    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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Great Retail Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.