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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company lots of benefits. Lacks aspirational goals sometimes since money doesn’t seem to be an issue. Great company if you’re settling down

    Cons

    Processes can sometimes be all over the place. There can be some lack of focus in what your team is trying to achieve but this really depends on the organization you’re in.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aspirational compared to your competitors. Don’t just think about your current customers but also your future target group. Be more focused in what you’re trying to achieve

  2. "Company lets managers and leads publicly reprimand their reports for technical or performance reasons"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Challenging work and environment, very capable coworkers

    Cons

    The company encourages a culture of managers and leads publicly reprimanding their reports for technical or performance reasons. Such feedback should be given in a private office or conf room setting rather than in hallways. An aggressive performance culture is great and poor performers can be terminated, but that should be done without humiliating well qualified engineers in front of their colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    An aggressive performance culture is great and poor performers can be terminated, but that should be done without humiliating well qualified engineers in front of their colleagues.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I get to work with top-notch talent, work on products that impact millions of people, and work with the latest development methods and technologies.

    Cons

    I work with teams in 3 different time zones, which can be a challenge

  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Gaming Expert in Durham, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic, company really cares about I put, awesome work experience. Semi- competitive pay. Definitely an awesome retail job

    Cons

    Not really too many! Just normal workplace stuff and drama that you'd experience in any retail store. Corporate initiatives can be confusing

  5. "Microsoft Store - good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Durham, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazing working with my schedule for my full time job. One team, one dream Paid Training Learning Modules to keep you update to date Community outreach programs

    Cons

    Seems to be lacking a little behind in the retail industry, even though they have many stores. They are not a health conscious store - sodas and snacks (are too plentiful). I know they appeal to a certain crowd, but still. You're never alone - cameras everywhere, but to be honest, you won't have anything to worry about unless you're doing something wrong. There are few opportunities for "moving up" - you really...

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    Advice to Management

    Let team members train for a little in other departments. ICE should shadow Techs , and Front of House advisors should see a day in the life of ICE and Techs.

  6. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great people, great technology - rapid pace.

    Cons

    There are none - it's truly a great place to work.

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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Durham, NC
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, good work environment, amazing leadership, great benefits, and a growth mentality is enforced. They are really focused on taking care of the customers, they go out of their way for customer satisfaction. Everyone in leadership here is honest, caring, and a joy to be around. I've been here for 4 months and I've grown in many areas. One thing I love about leadership is they care about you as a person and not...

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    Cons

    There is nothing bad about working at Microsoft. it's retail so you have to hustle to make sales but it is easily the best retail work environment I've ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be considerate,loving and motivating.

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    "Good technical challenge"

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Flexible time and goals, you get to work with really smart people

    Cons

    restrictive company, hard to find a place where you do what you love, the review process does not work.

  9. "God People but process hell"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good Base Great new CEO

    Cons

    Very Political Very Operational in nature

    Advice to Management

    Need more fresh people and ideas especially at first level line manager role

  10. "Probably the best job ever!"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun Makes you happy to wake up in the morning Grest pay Great benefits So many ways to grow in the company So many ways to grow outside the company

    Cons

    Microsoft can be a bit picky. Often the wrong moves are made. Management might look down on employees or external people for some reason.

    Advice to Management

    Dont look down on people just because you work for Microsoft.

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