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Microsoft Senior Recruiter Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to find greener grass"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career growth and opportunities to change roles and companies in a way (different product and service teams can feel completely different) without moving companies or locations Flexibility - on average even if long hours certain weeks or days, you have ownership and can be successful while still prioritizing family and other things important for you to have energy to do your best work and work to live Company is innovating...

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    Cons

    Corporate BS Occasional bad managers ... and when you see them get promoted because of corporate BS and other sub par managers above them. Not everyone who has been there forever is still there because they are that good Compensation can be really good but if you are in competitive space and growing quickly you have to push hard to try and keep up with your market value without leaving and coming back

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on how we reward people with bonuses - more timely and tied to milestones would be nice. System definitely no longer promotes competing with peers but it also seems like luck or black box.

    Microsoft2018-02-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Recruiter"

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

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, some good leadership

    Cons

    Survival of the fittest, you can be let go on a dime, recruiting is highly dysfunctional, unorganized, ATS is difficult to use, you solve problems all day, not recruit It is difficult to get answers, Consulting company told that you will work overtime without pay if you want to keep you job. DO NOT drink the coolaid!! Promises in their interview process that we not kept, popularity contest among recruiters, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    No advise, recruiters turnover is high and you have let down your "vendor staff" do not refer to them as " vendors" . I know you are Microsoft but there are many other great places to work

    Microsoft2018-08-22
  3. Helpful (4)

    "top heavy management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiting Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + good benefits + travel if you want it + can work remotely without issue + huge company security

    Cons

    - Ambiguity is pitched as a bonus and a challenge internally...the problem is, at least in recruiting, ambiguity wasn't the right word. Lack of direction from disconnected leadership and nearly monthly re-orgs in certain divisions equated to sloppy business. - A lot of turnover in the leadership ranks of the company as well as recruiting organization. Lose one or two here and there and that's the cost of doing business,...

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    Advice to Management

    From one manager to those in management...I joined Microsoft because of Satya's vision and the thought that recruiting had finally turned a corner from the stereotype of old Microsoft ways. In a lot of ways, the corner has been turned but far too sharply and now you have an organization far too centralized that scale isn't an option, innovation is by consensus and the perpetual decades old issue of resourcing teams with...

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    Microsoft2017-01-31
  4. "Sr. Technical Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love their mission and culture

    Cons

    non that come to mind as of yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Microsoft2016-04-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work- tough to get ahead"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible work environment, smart people, lots of places to go within the company

    Cons

    many bad managers, political, difficult to get ahead if you value work life balance

    Advice to Management

    don't promote people to management positions just because they are good performers. Management skills should be key!

    Microsoft2013-08-26
  6. "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good, we work in a modern and flexibility environment, new technologies that make it easy to work from anywhere with all the tools available in the cloud

    Cons

    The differences between vendors and FTEs

    Microsoft2019-02-12
  7. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    World class products and people that build them. Flexible work environment. Great company culture and a company that cares about it's employees, customers and consumers.

    Cons

    Not the best at marketing our products and sometimes too risk-averse (less so now, as that is changing).

    Microsoft2017-07-18
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