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Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Product Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for college students

    Easy retail job

    Cons

    Slow growth

    Not much to do

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Retail Store"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft benefits were the best.

    Cons

    Understaffed, expectations were never really set and managers would usually side wth the customer instead of backing up the employee enforcing the policies.

    Advice to Management

    Backup your employees and stop caving in to customers over the smallest complaint.


  3. "Since when is Microsoft the cool company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Under Satya's leadership, Microsoft is transforming into a modern, innovative, exceptional organization. Microsoft cares about its employees, helps you successfully navigate your career and offers the opportunity to invent the future.

    Cons

    Like most big companies, everything is always in flux and you are likely to be moved around as groups reconfigure. It's best not to get too attached to the outcome and enjoy the journey.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adopting lean methodologies, empower individuals, embrace intrapreneurs.


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  5. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Freedom to work on side projects.

    Cons

    Hard to shift teams within the company.


  6. "Great people & experimce"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, In-Store Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director, In-Store Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, innovation & strong collaboration. Agile environment that encourages out of the box thinking and a growth mindset. Fabulous CEO

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, high stress to Succeed. Sometimes the climate was biased to certain individual. Retail had a strong divide between corporate & field (us vs. them feeling)

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people, they are the heart of your company & brand


  7. "Proud to work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work / life balance; leadership is driving the right culture for the company (though it takes time to change culture); great benefits package.

    Cons

    Highly matrixed. Sometimes takes too long for decisions to be made to drive the business forward.


  8. "Sales organizaton and overall review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment with Smart working

    Cons

    Has its own developer and partner ecosystem and very dependent on working together with as one team in Microsoft product structure.


  9. "Tax Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. People are good to each other. The connector bus fleet makes living in Seattle possible. Company is headed in right direction.

    Cons

    Fixed mindset. There are a lot of people that have been here forever. The culture is in the midst of a shift, but I find it a bit old-school, sexist, old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing forward with growth mindset changes and commitment to diversity. There needs to be a greater effort to either get old boys club people out or on board with change.


  10. "really great company with great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy transition, career development trainings

    Cons

    stay longer then you get used to easy life


  11. "Microsoft"

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

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

    Pros

    awesome work culture, passionate people

    Cons

    slowly in adapting latest changes



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