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Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Microsoft Retail Community Team"

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    Current Employee - Community Captain in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Community Captain in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, brand, education, and team environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance or move internally. Prefer external hires


  2. "great company"

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    Former Contractor - Senior TPM in Tampa, FL
    Former Contractor - Senior TPM in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Give you lots of room to grow and learn new things on process , tools , Agile to Waterfall - with fast pace work items driving for results

    Cons

    Can be at times too much work or not structured in the work depending on the group or team in. The big teams making money are best teams to be in, there are some smaller teams ( products, services) that are great but if your team does not make a lot money you can be in for some real challenges

    Advice to Management

    Look at HP, Google - quit trying to make up your own processes that randomize work and #1 - all teams should be in Sync not doing there own thing l

  3. "Microsoft great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexibility, Latest Technology, Remote Work, Career Development

    Cons

    Time consuming, challenging work-life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit package for the employee and his / her family especially with access to the Microsoft store.

    Cons

    Review process discouraged any employee collaboration as you were always competing against your peers.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Supposed growth opportunities really don't exist"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. Part time gets almost the same insurance options as full-time. Accured paid time off. Tuition reinburstment.
    Basically if you're maybe in highschool or starting college this might be a decent job, otherwise I can't recommend it.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company is not easy at all, espically when your manager favors hiring externally instead of promoting internally. There's huge problems with favoritism, and Store Managers work horribly under any type of stress. You're constantly reminded the retail stores aren't making the company any money, and that your employment is almost a gift. Yearly, the entire company structure changes and you're expected to immediately fit into their new mold. While there is zero commission, you're expected to sell like your job depends on it. People with absolutely no experience whom have just started with the company get promoted over people who have worked there for years since tenure isn't looked at for growth.
    Work environment can be fun however a lot of times its extremely childish and ridiculous with constant cheering, clapping, yelling. If you go through their NSO program you'll know all about this. Most of the time you're treated like you're in kindergarden.
    Bonus is based on sales and customer satisfaction survey. However, if your store isn't making huge business sales, your bonus will never amount to anything. Raises are yearly and the absolute most you can make is 4%. Most employees only get 2% raise. It's pretty horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Relax. You're a manager. You get paid extremely well to not act like a child. Also, focus more on promoting internally of worrying about hiring brand new people for these positions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ASR"

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    Former Employee - Area Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Area Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great environment and great people. Well structured on-boarding, training, and career nurturing. Many opportunities to grow into higher level positions.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment. A great deal of information to constantly keep up with and retain to conduct your business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Company is evolving into a better place and a strong second wind after years of stagnation.


  7. "Microsoft was good for experience"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Contractor - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun company
    - Good benefits
    - Great workplace environment

    Cons

    - Low Salary
    - No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for good talent and stop hiring college students to replace senior personnel.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, lots of opportunities to grow, Good people to work with. 160 hours of training a year

    Cons

    A bad manager can ruin your career. Extra expectations to give back to Microsoft outside of taking care of customer.


  9. "Product Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is great! Management and co-workers are friendly and all put in for a team effort. Pay is great. Always a positive vibe when working for them. And a lot of room for growth in the company, even after a short time! If you work hard enough of course. And you also get a chance to work with other companies such as Verizon, AT&T, Dell, and ACER just to name a few. Company definitely values you as an employee.

    Cons

    You will be having to meet quota as far as selling product. Its almost a commission based environment without the commission.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "You own your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the most passionate and talented people on earth.

    Cons

    Internal politics and bureaucracy can be somewhat stifling, although there are pockets of entrepreneurial activity that attract the best and brightest.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define roles, responsibilities and strategy at every level. Reduce redundancy.


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