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Updated May 10, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1145 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Great Retail Job!"

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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.


  2. "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.

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  5. "Business Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor
    Current Employee - Product Advisor

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, People, Reputation, Knowledge

    Cons

    Busy, time consuming, work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. A company that values volunteering and giving back.

    Cons

    It's hard if you don't have the customer service/sales background.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Part time Product Adviser"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Huntington, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    The culture of Microsoft is among the best to work for. Their mentality of helping customers is that they don't want them to just come in and buy. They want them to have FUN, be ENGAGED, and have a great experience in order to achieve more. I bet there are not many places you can name that offer personal training sessions, out of box experiences when you buy a device, gaming tournaments, community events and so much more. Uniform honestly looks fresh compared to other companies and the experience with customers is unlike any other retailer.

    Cons

    There really aren't anyway. If you have open availability the only thing is you'll be working a 9 hour shift with 1 hour break. It's a lot of standing so make sure your shoes SUPPORT you.

    Advice to Management

    LOCK. CERTAIN. PRODUCTS. I love the mentality of devices not being locked, but people steal. a lot. Please change this because it can be hard to watch so many customers when the store is very busy. OR at least put sensors in the front of the store.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consumer Product Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energized atmosphere, fantastic benefits and potential growth.

    Cons

    Retail hours, they say at the beginning that it’s nit about “sales” but then the push it later on.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees that work hard.


  10. "Product Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. Satya Nadella is awesome

    Cons

    Terrible management and organization at store levels

    Advice to Management

    Fire people that need to be fired and lead by example.