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Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Attorney

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, casual dress, good pay, excellent benefits (health insurance, vacation, sick leave, discounts), training, collegial culture, and great corporate citizenship programs

    Cons

    The volume of work is almost always overwhelming. While there is a lot of flexibility with respect to time spent in the office, there is little time that I do not feel expected to be connected: nights, weekends, sick leave and vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    The company has undergone a tremendous amount of change recently. Even for those of us who view the changes positively, the changes can be challenging. Clearer communication about the changes, particularly the issues surrounding reduced headcount and flatter org structures.

  2. Big but flexible for SW engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong software engineering practices
    Fairly easy to move between groups
    Much improved review system
    Good salary/benefits

    Cons

    Overly political at times
    High variance in agility in different groups

    Advice to Management

    Fix the politics with group rewards

  3. A&B billing Escalation agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A&B Billing Escalation Agent in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - A&B Billing Escalation Agent in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great work environment and very ethical

    Cons

    none none none none none

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  5. Great company that invests in professional development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, amazing benefits, challenging, supported, incredible work life balance

    Cons

    Arrogant coworkers, job opportunities can be limited based on locations

  6. Great group great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, great people, great pay, fantastic intern program.

    Cons

    Aspirations seemed to stagnate and employee motivations for products tended to wane.

  7. Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, super interesting challenges.

    Cons

    Too large sometimes to see opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Cross platform integration, and exciting new products (Hololens) is the ticket! Keep it up!

  8. Inside Territory Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Territory Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Territory Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, Great coworkers, benefits, management

    Cons

    none really that I can think of

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you have some patience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization with lots of smart people. Really large scale business with extremely important impact to many large corporations

    Cons

    Never ending reorgs, internal politics, old timers who don't want to leave because they have way too much stocks

    Advice to Management

    Open the way of the young and talented engineers by giving them fair ability to grow as someone who has been in the company long time but no longer doing anything useful

  10. Empowered to break rules

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My team was a part of an org where we operated like a startup, from concept to obtaining funding to executing our capability.

    Cons

    Duplicative functions that didn't make sense made making impact much harder. Needs better sense of urgency across the employee ranks. Scrappiness is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore the employee voice

  11. Software Design Engineer in Test

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft has a stimulating work environment. The constant challenge and the impact of your work on millions of user make it totally worth it. Free drinks and snacks..

    Cons

    Technology was forced into without much attention to the user experience. But that has changed considerable over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue to attract great talent. Better food services.

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