Microsoft
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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 7,479 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(556 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good learning experience

    Program Manager II (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGood benefits and career opportunity

    ConsBoy club, bad manager stay because they have good connection.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake employee feedback more seriously.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsTrue to work life balance, not just words from the executives. Easy job if you have the brain and good work ethic. Good perks and benefits.

    ConsInnovation is lacking, lot of talented engineers but executives are not on pars with google, facebooks, and apple when it comes to promote creative ideas. This is due to remanent of Steve Balmer legacy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCurrenty, it is getting better, but still good old boy network. Be bold and puts some 30 year old in the executive position. They have bold and better ideas, rest of the steps are just mechanics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Busy with increasingly additional responsibilities and targets

    Senior Enterprise Architect (Current Employee)
    Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Prosculture learning travel opportunity rewards

    Conswork life balance middle management poor indecisive

    Advice to Senior Managementteaming

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to get a balance of interesting problems, steady profit, and job security.

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGuaranteed salary and benefits for at least a decade, many different products to leverage/use. Very flexible work hours and culture.

    ConsEnterprise products are slow moving, no chance for big rearchitecture/innovation work.

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

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    Best company in the world

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsExcellent compensation through bonus, stock and other benefits like gym membership

    ConsWork life balance could be better

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

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    Best Place to work

    Technical Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Delhi (India)

    ProsAwesome company that truly gives you the work that you want but you better know what you want. Young hires get the best of the grooming and opportunities

    ConsThe firm has a huge size that means it is a really big ocean.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep rocking!

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

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    Not so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork hours are flexible
    You can work form home
    Policies sucks they are outdated
    People suck..they try to sell internally so much that they never go customer as such

    ConsInternal selling
    Tenured employees has monopoly no respect for new joinees
    No respect for work done by women
    So many processes
    no respect for talent they hire smart people make them work at so low level

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell to customers not to each other

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company to work with

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosthe company provides great working environment

    Consthere are some beuraucratic issues

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

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    Steady Job with Good Benefits but Hard to Move Career Forward

    Build Engineer (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsTypically able to have a great work life balance, work from home, benefits are still good, Stay Fit program is awesome and the new review system has definitely improved the overall culture/helped to minimize teammates throwing each other under the bus come July.

    ConsTo move up or expand your career you really have to either move around the company a lot or leave Microsoft for a few years and return, rinse and repeat. There needs to be more of a push to continually educate employees on new technology and push employees for new ideas. Also the reorg back at the end of 2013 seems to have made budgets vastly imbalanced across orgs unfortunately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe start of the Garage and Hackathons are awesome and should be leveraged far more for the company to push new technologies and help create/improve our products.

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

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    Individual success is all that matters

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat campus, lots of nice people, great opportunity to frequently change jobs without changing your employer.

    ConsThere is little sense of TEAM accomplishments, team successes are a moral boost but what counts is individual achievements. Hard to stay and specialize on any one product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop managers don't just hire successful workers to manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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