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.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (Former Employee), Tarzana – May 4, 2014
Market events by posting to online support groups, online calendar listings, Facebook, and other social media outlets. Contact press for media coverage. Draft and distribute press releases as well as media alerts about events.Utilize the entire Microsoft suite of applications along with Vocus marketing software.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Portland, OR – May 1, 2014
Pros: great benefits, great company name
Microsoft is an excellent company. The company expects you to move for advancement, and if you are grounded where you live, this makes for a really hard decision. Management is very disorganized and lacks leadership.
Enjoyed living out of suitecase traveling to events
Event Coordinator (Former Employee), Irving, TX – April 24, 2014
Fast-paced work environment that kept me challenged and made me love my job even more for it. I was a road warrior and was able to handle multiple event tours at one time while traveling to events at the same time.
Very productive high energy teams creating a difference every day
Program Manager (Current Employee), REDMOND, WA – April 18, 2014
Cons: there is always more work
Highly focused, young and extremely passionate team turns up to work every single day, in their effort change the world around them in small steps. Its surprise that the teams continue to do this every single day and carries plenty of passion while doing it.
Program Manager (Former Employee), Redmond, WA – April 11, 2014
At Microsoft the work is both very demanding and rewording. It has been nice to see you’re able to make a divergence, even if you’re a contractor. Having worked in so many different groups (and types of positions) has given me a good view of the whole company.
SENIOR SALES ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – April 8, 2014
Pros: latest technology -
Cons: no room for growth or creativity
Microsoft is one of the largest and well known companies in the world. It has been one of the best learning experiences I have encountered.
The only reason I would think of leaving and you would probably wonder why; is because 30 percent of the phenomenal individuals I have met are outsourced - vendors. This creates a sub-culture that can be very dysfunctional – more... and discouraging. The vendors support Microsoft's vast infrastructure.
This is why the average rating. I found all of the individuals who work for Microsoft to be warm and brilliant. However, I miss truly being part of a team.
The current infrastructure of vendors supporting the infrastructure will never afford the type of opportunity and team synergy I personally need to thrive. Additionally, the disparity between a Microsoft employees benefits/salary and a vendor's salary is vast. – less
Sr. Protection Program Manager (Current Employee), Redmond, WA – April 5, 2014
Pros: travel and meeting new people and generating partners in the field.
Cons: work/home life balance
I work for a spectacular company in redmond Washington. Microsoft has provided me with multiple opportunities. I travel the world and learn everyday about what a leader to do and know to grow. I lead multiple people in the field and network with various different cultures. It gives me the chance to cultivate my expertise in the industry. A typical work – more... day is filled with many meeting and face time with co-workers, training and travel. The hardest part of my job is the time away from my husband and children. The most enjoyable part is the amount of knowledge that I bring to the table with all the experience and time invested. – less
Senior Support Professional (Former Employee), Orem, UT – April 1, 2014
They implemented the bell curve employee rating system there when i first got on. The culture and satisfaction took a dive after that when ratings became arbitrary and dependent on how much brown-nosing one did with the current manager.