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Great company in retail

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO (US)
Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO (US)

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

Pros

Retail is a less then desirable field but its nice to find a company that makes the field easy to live in. Great benefits for a retailer especially in a time when most are cutting benefits to save money.

Cons

Retail is retail, hours are long and change every week. Review is for the retail division, opportunity to advance is rare. Recruitment focuses outside the company not at promoting within.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When possible set hours helps especially if you can. Not giving a set schedule just because you don't want them to get used to it.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Company With Huge Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft is a company with dominant market share in the computer industry, financial resources to fund long-term investments and very strong research and development teams. This enables it to enter adjacent or related markets in search of growth.

    Cons

    Middle management at Microsoft is short-sighted and overly reliant on inefficient processes and metrics that do not contribute to the company's long-term success. Talent and teamwork often take a back seat to politics as the people who get recognized or promoted are often the ones who play the "game".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at your employees and separate the real contributors from those who just talk a good game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    an investment in your future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work with some brilliant people
    people see it on your resume and think you know all
    FANTASTIC health and benefits packages
    great development opportunities, you learn valuable skills in day to day work
    "Working at microsoft is like highly paid grad school"

    Cons

    very demanding of employee time, often not respectful of work/life balance
    "reorgs" are a routine and often pointless or net-loss game of management musical chairs
    can be difficult to navigate within such a huge organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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