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  1. "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good experience with new products and innovation

    Cons

    long hours and no time to hang out with family and friends

    Advice to Management

    better training


  2. "Promote from within"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, solid company, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of people development and at times very political


  3. "What an amazing company to work for !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, good pay, among the best health benefits, and very smart co-workers. I worked for Microsoft in its heyday and it will be the greatest company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    In the past 5 years or so Microsoft has become a revenue focused company with licensing being the primary objective of customer interactions & employee measurement.

    Advice to Management

    In the EPG space your people and their relationships with Enterprise customers are your most valuable asset.


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  5. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, rewarding, work life balance

    Cons

    Email jail is real and I live there


  6. "A great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (including the new Health Plan) and pay. As a large company, there are many opportunities for advancement in a role, and moving to different roles is encouraged. You'll work with some of the smartest and most talented people you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    A highly competitive and political environment. While this breeds hard work, being stack-ranked against your teams and peers creates an environment where self-promotion becomes the road to advancement, encouraging employees focus less on what employees could accomplish as a team, and more on setting themselves up each year to sell what they've done as an individual. Work-life balance is generally not possible if you wish to succeed.


  7. "great company that needs a change at the helm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive technology company
    Most products are pretty good
    Good benefits and work environment
    Very smart people

    Cons

    Walmart mentality at the helm of operations team
    CEO has stayed too long and is time to go
    Slipping in consumer's eyes due to lack of leadership and some very visible poor product releases
    Needs to be more progressive
    Many of the great HR benefits have been taken away

    Advice to Management

    Time for a change at the helm


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Microsoft = "Corporate Torture""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people to work with.
    Highly competitive environment.
    Plenty of opportunity for advancement all over the world

    Cons

    Repeated illegal attacks on its own employees - Discrimination and Retaliation are common management practices
    Violations of Title VII and the Fair Employment Housing Act
    Dishonest HR department
    Corruption still exists in many departments for financial crimes and antitrust violations

    Advice to Management

    HR needs new leadership - social engineering experiment isn't working.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company is changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Losing the trust in your employees. Micromanagement is now the standard instead of trust.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire Sr. people, trust they will do the job and if the numbers are there, let them run with their role.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "If you market yourself, build your brand, you can do well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very little late night or week end work on your actual job.

    Cons

    Stack ranking requires you to constantly market yourself and your accomplishements to other managers. If you are the person who likes to work hard, do a great job, and be recognized for it, this is not the place for you. You have to spend 15-20% of your time telling other people how great you are. Those who do it well rise quickly.

    Advice to Management

    There has to be a better way to recognize talent in your teams. Find it.


  11. "Best Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good management and supportive work force

    Cons

    Salary needs to be increased for employees who are long working

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work......