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Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Inventory Control Expert"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible for students. Upwards moving company. One of the better retail experiences you can find. The money could be slightly better though. Corporate is very open to feedback. Company prefers to promote from within.

    Cons

    Many of the pitfalls of retail at a larger company.
    It can easy to be drowned out in the mass of retail employees. Operations roles can be swamped. The retail employees are paid on the upper end of retail, but is asked to do a lot. So you have to be a jack of all trades. You can't just walk in, do your job, and walk out.
     Your store manager can either be really good or really bad. They are your main advocate, so they will make or break your job. But upper management at corporate will listen if you pass it up feedback/problems (if you have any!) in the right way. You can be overworked by the sheer variety of tasks you'll do, but that can be really good for your career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making sure you look out for the entry level employees


  2. "Positive review for microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work culture. Very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Some teams are very demanding.

  3. "3 years at MSFT"

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    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Good benefits

    Cons

    Frequent lay-offs, re-orgs, top-to-bottom flow of work

    Advice to Management

    Need more initiatives/encouragement at the grassroots level


  4. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just typing some gibberish here to make everything count. Microsoft has really good benefits, but not much more than that.

    Cons

    Don't have many problems at this company. Just another company another ob. I hate how many politics there are.

    Advice to Management

    work better with the venders so they don't get treated like crap all the time.. Looking at advancing in more of a particular manner.


  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training! The best company out there! Very flexible and they allow you to decide how far you want to get in the Tech world!

    Cons

    Not many cons! Possibly an improvement they can do is make the Las Colinas work environment more modern. And not require professional attire.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "awesome company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Satya's leadership
    awesome benefits
    great culture
    great peers

    Cons

    non-development disciplines can be messy at times

    Advice to Management

    fix program management roles


  7. "Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work-life balance
    Market leader
    great people

    Cons

    organizational focus - 3 reorgs in 7 months!

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent rather than make excuses

  8. "product marketing manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    good knowledge sharing, smart people

    Cons

    bureaucracy, not customer centric. slow

    Advice to Management

    simply process


  9. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in any area of work you are interested in.
    Your career is in your own hands.

    Cons

    Policies and Procedures, not as Agile as smaller companies, some good managers, some bad managers.
    You often feel just like another number in a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing Azure to the towards #1 in the Cloud Battle


  10. "Don't work for Microsoft if you can"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bad compensation for most employees

    Cons

    Not just bad, but much worse compensation

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees!


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