Perspective on MS outlook/ office 365 team?

New scipi
Aug 28, 2017 5 Comments

Saw an opening in the design research team and I'm thinking of applying. So I was wondering if anyone can share their experiences with the team?

From what I've gathered so far experience can vary greatly depending on group?

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  • Microsoft uqCe06
    Design research? Like researcher? Their research team is total bs
    Aug 28, 2017 4
    • New scipi
      OP
      Yup! What makes you think that?
      Aug 31, 2017
    • Microsoft uqCe06
      Most of their work is purely focused on ethnographic bs studies which are an excuse for them to spend a ton of money on themselves to prove very obvious, basic points on how customers use email. Research chain doesn’t have a great relationship with most of the pm/eng teams either and your manager(s) prob won’t care too much about what you personally are working on if it doesn’t ladder up to whatever sounds cool at that point in time.
      Aug 31, 2017
    • Microsoft uqCe06
      Also been a lot of churn recently from the team. The better researchers who also had some analytical intellect went to competing companies
      Aug 31, 2017
    • New scipi
      OP
      Ahhhhh thanks so much! I get what you're saying and especially the relationship part. Sounds like something can relate to... Is it just limited to office 365 or are researchers from places like Xbox/hololens more immune to this/more rigorous in their practices?

      I'm definitely looking for a balance of qual and quant. There's a time and place... I could go on haha
      Aug 31, 2017

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