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Updated March 12, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge" (in 1197 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 530 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I love Microsoft"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay
    great culture
    teamwork environment
    a room for growth

    Cons

    I dont really have anything

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for Microsoft store employees at the corporate level.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Microsoft is amazing"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, compensation, recognition, management.

    Cons

    Hiring process takes months at the very least.

    Advice to Management

    Great.

  3. "Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, company, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Lack of career building, pay discrepancy between management and employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and help them with their careers will help keep them around.


  4. "Excellent company"

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    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


  5. "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!


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Product Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.