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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Antonio, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Advancement, training, great strategy, CEO with vision and executional ability. Caring environment, good work life balance, great Corp social responsibility

    Cons

    High turnover in my division Expectations set high Stack/rank gone in favor of ongoing performance reviews Time to establish better long term goals

    Microsoft2017-03-04
  2. "Great place, great pay"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, growth within the company that's parallel to retail

    Cons

    Can't transition into Redmond easily.

    Microsoft2017-02-05
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    "The Retail Side"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's great here, when you have a dedicated team and management. I've learned that MSFT is very thorough in qualifications and has a lot of red tape-- but for good reason. 1. You're as worthy of moving up as you are dedicated. 2. You aren't going to be spoon fed opportunities to grow-- seek and you shall find. 3. Room to network and make your name out there. 4. The company actually listens to what Retail is saying...

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    Cons

    1. Everyone is working hard to better themselves, which means whether you work as a team or not, your impact is heavily weighed. You are constantly being evaluated and expected to grow as an employee-- and sometimes when you're hired from the outside and not thoroughly trained like in-sourced hires, you can feel like you're at a disadvantage or expected to know things that you haven't been trained for. This is not a job...

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    Advice to Management

    Take the time to develop emotional intelligence, management certifications and communication methods, because each employee is different with areas that are more specialized than others. What may work for one employee may not work well with another-- you must be willing to adapt to individuals instead of setting an expectation across the board that will only allow one person to succeed. Let your team members flourish...

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    Microsoft2015-09-25
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in San Antonio, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great bonus, stock options, management pushes to see you excel

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel lost in a large company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push us to excel, the team building is definitely great to keep us motivated

    Microsoft2015-04-14
  5. "Sales"

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      Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Sales leader manage employees, benefits

      Cons

      Sales leader, paid training, great benefits

      Advice to Management

      Sales

      Microsoft2014-09-20
    • "Good Pay and Benefits, Stifling Politics and Process, Puzzling Senior Management Decisions"

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      Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in San Antonio, TX
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      I have been working at Microsoft

      Pros

      Excellent benefits in the US. 100% paid medical (no prescription cost or copay for visits), although dental and vision are not quite as good. Great pay compared to my prior position. Nice annual bonus and stock awards if your review is good, although it isn't going to make anyone rich.

      Cons

      In field customer-facing roles (such as PFE or Consulting), there can be pressure to fill engagements with a resource, even if they don't have the right skillset. Placing a body with a customer for the sake of filling a slot doesn't help us or the customer. MSFT claims to value work-life balance, but I rarely see this in practice. My current manager is supportive of my personal goals, but we still have to make concessions...

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      Advice to Management

      Worry about being good at a few things and stop trying to be all things to all people. Xbox, Zune and Online Services are money pits. Cut underperforming business and don't fund new ones without a clear path to profitability. If online is really the cash cow of the future, then do what is necessary to clean house in that division. Remove the layers of stifling middle management and find a way to recruit the best...

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      Microsoft2008-07-24
    • "Microsoft is a great company, but becoming an IBM."

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
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      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft

      Pros

      Medical Benefits are outstanding. Have paid nothing out of pocket for me and wife for medical or prescription in all my years with Microsoft. The people at Microsoft are smart, fun and passionate. The company is investing and growing. The partnerships we have are outstanding. Customers like our business model and want us to continue driving business value for our customers.

      Cons

      Becoming the next IBM. Big company bureaucracy stifles innovation, and limits achievement. Stock price is stagnant. Compensation is ok; I've seen better in the workplace for comparable level of experience and skills.

      Advice to Management

      Get more innovative. Stop the internal turf wars. Buy Yahoo or move-on...time is not on our side.

      Microsoft2008-06-14
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