Microsoft cloud Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Microsoft Azure, commonly referred to as Azure, is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Azure, announced at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in October 2008, went by the internal project codename "Project Red Dog", and formally released in February 2010, as Windows Azure before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on March 25, 2014.
Microsoft cloud has many flaws like outdated documents and long process for basic things, according to a verified user at trustradius.com
"Why I wouldn't migrate to Azure again. High VM failure rate and limited options in many regions. Azure SQL is the single worst product Microsoft has created. Lots of basic things can take 45 min (changing the config of a gateway/load balance for example). Low pricing flexibility makes AWS 2-3X cheaper. VMs with less than 4c/8GB often can't even run windows update or take hours to do so. Often misses SLAs and requires the customer to ask for credit. Lots of recommended solutions for PaaS apps essentially require turning off your firewall. API, CLI, ARM are incomplete with diff gaps. Docs are out of date and incomplete."
Electrical Design & Test Engineer (Former Employee) says"No innovation or creativity. All lies upfront. Cost cutting all the time with cheap imported alphabet soup of visa categories. Army of clue less managers and few workers. Very less work and lot of useless immigration discussion all the time as every body's priority is to get early in green card process. A US citizen is considered a foreign entity in Redmond, Washington, USA."
Program Manager (Former Employee) says"Transit and residence are a hassle. Construction makes everything worse. Not many food truck options around. The ones that are around are expensive...talking $10 for a burrito."
Management in Various Orgs (Former Employee) says"If you want a covertly racist but overtly discriminatory work environment, then this is the place for you."
Store Manager (Former Employee) says"tech company with 67 stores worldwide. The store has a store manager, and 4 ASMs. There is also a gaming expert and a community expert. The store has 45 employees"
SOFTWARE ENGINEER, MICROSOFT (Former Employee) says"Liar Liar pants on fire. Gave the best work to other people and leave you starving for credit. Don't work for it even if they pay you a million dollars"
Software Engineer (Current Employee) says"Regret joing the company, a waste of time"
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) says"Stressful with lots and lots of bureaucracy and politics at every level. Quality of work is not so good in India. Mostly restricted to the UI development."
Concierge Administration - Technical Support (Former Employee) says"I worked from home during this job, and the call center managers monitored everything I did down to how many times I peed throughout the day. No training. You're suppose to come up with answers to complex questions on the fly by using their knowledge base. It really is an inhuman way of treating people."
Sr. Enterprise Architect (Former Employee) says"very closed to themselves unethical workforce. they ask you to do illegal work for example Lie to the customer. I advise not to work at Microsoft. Unethical management."
Azure/ADFS engineer (Current Employee) says"was having to do premium support with zero training, everyone there doing support, including long term people would have to google everything to get an answer, I am not sure where the brains of Microsoft are, but they are not in Irving Texas, management was zero help, impossible to become full time, after you 18month contract, you are let go and they would bring in a new group of people to train in how to google support for Microsoft. Cons: management, hours, guidance, family life"
Senior Server Support Administrator (Former Employee) says"Like most places in the former-USA, regardless of whether one is liberal or conservative or of their ethnicity -you do not matter, your cooperation, work ethic, accountability all have no value. In the North West, they have just as much hick / redneck or liberal SJW pride as the next fool with US citizenship. At Microsoft if you show your teeth when you smile they say that is a sign of weakness. The USA is full of superficial morons that have no idea how to improve anything, just like Microsoft. Cons: You get to work in America"
Program Manager/Business Analyst (Former Employee) says"Microsoft has a very clear divide between Full time and Contract employees. The reason for this is that the full time employees have free range at the contract employees. We are verbally abused, forced to work well over 60 hours per week with no OT pay, no consistent communication exists and last minute demands are turned into high priority so that they are delivered right away with 0 prep time. The full time employee I used to take direction from would submit report requests at 11:00 p.m. at night and would expect them in his inbox within 2 hours or by 8 a.m. the following morning. None of this of course communicated ahead of time. I had hoped to pursue a full time career but after the abuse I experienced I would never apply to Microsoft again."
Latin American Director (Former Employee) says"Zero work-life balance. If you like numbers that's the place to be because once you get there you become one. Most of the time you are locked in a room. Cons: Work-life balance; Poor leadership"
Global Account Executive (Current Employee) says"Very difficult company to integrate from the outside. No formal training or onboarding provided. Commoditized selling approach, front line is completely disconnected from CEO or executive leader mission of solution selling. Cons: Horrible Culture"
Services Advisor (Former Employee) says"Quite Frankly, Store 0006 management has their heads up their butts. its all about the customer screw what the employee tells them. Microsoft retail sucks."
Executive Business Administrator (Current Employee) says"Microsoft is a great place to work. They value work/life balance. Very team based environment. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Great cafeteria."
Hardware Test Engineer (Current Employee) says"I have never been treated so poorly at a job, horrible experience being a contractor at Microsoft. Management is horrible, and FTE's (full time employees) are valued more than contractors. A demeaning job that pays well. Cons: As a contractor you will be treated like a second class citizen"
Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"fakesters.. the jobs advertised are not reals."
Sales Executive (Current Employee) says"This company has gotten too big and cannot manage to recruit properly as well as poor management which is awful. They act like they are giving the world such a great product when they really have not changed much since windows 95 lol. Cons: they are not apple"
Product Advisor (Former Employee) says"A typical day will always be a surprise. That was fun at first but after a while, you get tired of the inconsistency. I have learned a lot about Microsoft. Its a great company however, if you are working at this location , Arlington, VA you are going to be miserable. The management is definitely unqualified. They babysit instead of manage. The culture is really relaxed, and that's the problem you can really doing anything you want and sometimes there is some unfairness to the rules and that is shown ASAP. The hardest part of this job is conducting Virtual Reality demos for customers. The best part is when they actually get food its great! You will probably gain 15-20 pounds because they ate always feeding you. But you will lose it all in a month or so because if you care about doing you job correctly, you will get stressed out and lose pounds. Cons: Management, Food Breaks"
Former Employee - Cloud Solution Architect says"I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year Cons: Unethical, sexually harassing, discriminatory, unethical, compliance poor"
Cloud Solution Architect says"I have been working at Microsoft Cons: everything! Microsoft is on a free fall, most employees are unhappy and although they pretend otherwise every body knows it is a lost game for Microsoft. 1) Partners are leaving Microsoft like autumn leaves falling off of a tree, Microsoft hires and in contrary to what satya mumbles continuous to hire stereo types employee who know nothing about business and how to treat partners and clients, most MS FTE employees thiink company is doing well - from consumption to technology MS has nothing to offer - shamelessly copis from Apple and evern small startups to hang there as portray company as cool - it is quite sad. Company needs a blood transfusion here are my 2cents 1) Fire all of your Partner XX (PTS , PAM, ...) they are not doing anything 2) Change v- to FTE this is not 1800 - leanrn from civil movement- your name is no longer good on resume as most companies resent you - you are equal to wallmart ! 3) Stop buying technologies you were not able to expand and stop killing them - I mean mobile and phone business - side kick - Nokia ! come on you know you cant do this 4) Stop copy cating small open source companies - you have already lost the boat - too late too little so dont mess with IoT and Raspberry pi and Arduino and Adafruit - no matter how many times ou print their logo and beg you will never be an Open source company 5) Hire smart people not snobs 6) Provide value - what is the WPC (world partner conference ?!) why on earth they should pay $2500 + to attend a measly marketing event to watch how you fixed your last bugs 7) Stop selling open source technogies and call it your Azure cloud - Hadoop is Google's open source technology learn how to invent and stop selling it as a hosting platform for your low quality Data centers 8) Provide a decent innovation center - stop coping oculus drift 9) Your interview and on boarding process is hideous"
Former Employee - Senior Cloud Solutions Architect says"I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year Cons: No integrity leadership. Honesty is not important."
Current Employee - Cloud Sales Specialist says"I have been working at Microsoft full-time Cons: Salary, job (80 calls a day), they said "bonus", they don´t give commission plan, managers not professionals,"
Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect says"I have been working at Microsoft full-time Cons: Performance review is 100% based on one person and if that person suffers from bias and racism, nothing can be done from the company to stop them from sabotaging your career. That person can set moving targets to justify you not being sufficient and subsequently getting fired. HR will not help other than to try and mediate the situation the help you feel better. Workplace investigation won't help they are only there to minimize the legal risk to thr company. If you work here and get a crappy manager, my advice would be to shut up and take it until you can transfer to another manager. No matter how much notice you make about the situation, your manager will always win and it's unfair and it sucks."
Current Employee - Cloud Engineer says"I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Don't expect to have the impact you hope for when you show up. Everyone is worn down and jaded and all your big ideas have already been pitched and shot down a hundred times. They're going to continue doing things that seem crazy and you probably won't stop it. Better to go with the flow than be a troublemaker. They will say the stack rank system is gone but there are x dollars for x people and the top 10% are going to get most of it."
Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect says"I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Upper management in Sweden is busy writing books and attending conferences. Meanwhile at the office middle management pushes sales programs around and micromanages. If you don't make your "ACR" target you're punished, doesn't matter if you're in sales or an architect in the customer success unit. Huge salary spread without any motivation, which vertical you're in is a lottery."
Former Employee - Cloud Data and AI Sales Specialist says"I worked at Microsoft full-time Cons: Technology is a platform that requires build vs buy"
Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect says"I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years Cons: hard to move up, too much politics"
Current Employee - Azure Cloud Sales says"I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year Cons: Zero work life balance, constantly shifting priorities, ridiculous technical requirements that often change direction in mid-stream, and a group of executives that have only ever sold box software. It sucks. Bigtime."
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