Temp (Former Employee), Reston, VA – July 29, 2014
Cons: temporary position
Answer Phones Set up meetings using Outlook Catering Hardest part of the job was getting used to the office environment. Coworkers were fun and friendly. I learned a lot about Microsoft and how they work.
SDET II/SENIOR SDET (Current Employee), Redmond, WA – November 13, 2014
Throughout my 10.3 Years of IT Career, I worked as Vendor at Microsoft for 6.1 years via Wipro Limited and 4.2 Years as Full Time Employee at Microsoft. I Love Microsoft and the People that I worked/working with.
World-Wide Retail Account Manager (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – November 11, 2014
A pleasant place to work. Good people. Nice amenities. My division was eliminated and 170 people lost their jobs. I was 7 months pregnant. I LOVED my job and didn't want to leave. I was last person out of the door on the last day of employment.
Curriculum Strategist (Former Employee), redmond, wa – November 10, 2014
Microsoft is something like the wild West: there isn't much emphasis on training or planning. You need to figure things out and then sell people on your concept. This leads to a fair amount of political wrangling and inefficiency, but it can also be an opportunity for someone who combines drive and good ideas with a dose of luck.
The work loads are – more... typically not heavy. You rarely see people working after hours or on weekends. The people I've worked with have almost always been enjoyable and sharp. – less
Product Advisor/Lead Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Santa Clara, CA – November 4, 2014
Pros: great pay, good benefits, good work experience from both a retail and it stand point.
Cons: extremly difficult to be promoted even if the option to move to a different state is there, managment needs a lot of work.
Working for Microsoft has been a good experience overall. Helping people make sure they get the right computers and know how to use them is extremely fulfilling. Unfortunately I have come to realize that it is a place that is extremely difficult to move up in and the management has recently gone under change that makes it even harder and not very heatlhy – more... for its lower level employees. – less
Corporate Call Center Operator (Former Employee), Redmond, WA – October 31, 2014
Pros: healthcare and lunches
Work days are very stressful if you work in the call center. Managers are good at stepping in if they need to. Co-worker are very close with each other. Hardest part of the job is the callers. If you do not have tough skin, this will not be the place for you to work. Everyone on the MS campus appreciates all the hard work the call center operator do. – more... Overall it is a nice place to work at. – less