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.
Anonymous (Current Employee), Redmond, WA – August 26, 2014
Pros: free drinks; flexible work hours
I've spent many years at Microsoft and have a great deal of gratitude for the personal and professional growth I've experienced over the years. The culture is competitive and that got both good and bad attributes to it.
Work hard, customer focused, driven for success, how can I enable my Executives to be successful?
Administrative Assistant to the General Manager (Former Employee), Redmond, WA – August 23, 2014
Pros: work hard/play hard mentality. we all get it done together for a win/win.
Cons: it's a challenge to schedule time off, but my executives have all endorsed time off and it is indeed enjoyed.
Each day is driven by the Executives calendar. I plan an entire fiscal year mapping to his/her Managers' Rhythm of the Business calendar. I schedule the Executives' calendar a year out and more to include typical meetings. This includes all of the work-back meetings to prep with Directs, to ensure no surprises or fire drills. We team together to ensure – more... the success of our Executive.
We work hard and play hard, to accommodate different work-styles and the work/life balance each person's schedule requires. From am to post work, to during work hours: 1) Brownbag meetings; 2) Morale events; 3) All Hands meetings, where our attendance includes global team members; 4) Mentor meetings; 5) Key Management meetings and work-back meetings so that there is significant work time blocked to hold these annual/semi-annual review meetings.
The most challenging job, where it happens at every company, is managing space. This is while ensuring seniority dates and manager requirements are respected and adhered to. I've managed moves from 40-800 people, from 5 buildings into one building, and scheduled 6 months to a year out. Each move has been a success.
The most enjoyable part of my job is have my Executive and Team successful all up. Everyone loves coming to work and at the end of the day, everyone is a successful contributor and they feel a part of a work family. – less
Senior Technical Account Manager (Former Employee), Al Khobar, S04 – August 23, 2014
Pros: focued on customer
Cons: worklife balance
Being Technical Account Manager/ Service Delivery manager, the key responsibility is to look after all customer day to day technical support and operation issue. TAM is owning the healthness of customer environment. Looking to help customer to accelerate the deployement of MS technologies and achive productive use of on-premise technologies.