Microsoft
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Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.6 7,046 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(289 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Flexibility and Opportunity

Senior Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHuge breadth of job opportunities for those working at the HQ location.
Great flexibility to get your job done and not have to work in a "clock in, clock out" environment
A lot of momentum with company direction with new leadership

ConsJob demands can be taxing during cyclical periods (varies a lot by role/function)
Simplification efforts don't always take roadblocks out of the way
Redundant layers of tools, processes, and approvers slows the pace of business

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to view changes through the One Microsoft lens

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Prosplenty of training available, extremely smart coworkers, good work life balance

Consinternal processes and procedures, lack of product group connection to the customer needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
West Seattle, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

ProsI am working here because this company is good

Consgetting better salary and living good

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Great place to pick up many useful experiences

Strategy Manager (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalary and career progression is very good if you can pick a good industry and think and execute in collaboration with your team.

Consmany sucky managers infest the place. While training is given, managers are not typically well held to account to be excellent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding work, excellent pay, work-life balance, and advancement opportunities

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

ProsMicrosoft offers the opportunity to work on the forefront of new technologies, dogfood Microsoft products, and visibly impact users on a global scale. Generally, management is good from top to bottom, and pay, benefits, and work-life balance are excellent. As long as you are meeting and exceeding expectations, you go home when you are satisfied with your day's work. There is a clear, incremental advancement path unlike some other big 4 companies. Possibly most importantly, Microsoft is on the rise and beginning to innovate at a high rate.

ConsYour specific vision may not always align with the company's goals. There is no free food.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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okay for retail

Product Advisor (Former Employee)
Huntington, NY

I worked at Microsoft part-time for more than a year

ProsPay is good also free and cool work perks

ConsManagers are not qualified put pressure on part time and full time employes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Giant but not an Elephant

Software Design Engineer In Test - II (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMicrosoft is surely the largest software company in terms of diversity of products it makes money from. Unlike most of the competitors, its income is not primarily coming from one source but from many sources such as OS, Online Business, Enterprise etc. etc. It's very hard to shake such a well established company with a few very strong competitors. Even if Microsoft starts losing money in one business, it will still have a lot of income from other businesses which will give Microsoft enough time and flexibility to catch up with the competitors.

ConsMost product teams are too large, therefore it's very hard to learn all aspects of the product in a short amount of time when you join a team. It usually takes at least a couple years to get comfortable with the overall product, in best case.

Advice to Senior ManagementI find recent re-orgs very well planned and on the target. Please preserve your new focus on cloud & mobile businesses and encourage all teams for more innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

ProsGreat culture, training and benefits

ConsPromotions hard to come by, time off policies are a hassle and leadership can be a bit vague

Advice to Senior ManagementGive better promotions, more time off, and be more clear in leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsoft

ProsMatches skills and aspirations with project alignment. Provides growth avenues.

ConsNot the best compensation in market.

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Awesome!

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

ProsReally talented, ambitious and driven co-workers - you get to work with the best!
Great compensation.
Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber.
Our new companies values and strategy is awesome!!

ConsWe are less agile than we need to be but Senior Leadership is aware of this and as a company we are working on it.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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