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Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Management

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    People Where Awesome , everybody was nice.

    Cons

    pay was okay , insurance was garabage

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your employees with respect


  2. Microsoft review

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Treats people with respect and is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not too many cons, but can occasionally run into a bit of arrogance.


  3. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering in Redmond, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. Good compensation. Good perks. 9-5 job, might not be as fancy as other tech companies right now but there are no crazy hours or expectation to stay long hours. Relatively open culture as well.

    Cons

    Typical big company problems. Difficult transparency to higher levels, some decisions don't make sense to lower level employees. Experience can vary extremely between teams - hugely! cannot emphasise this enough. One team may have a very strict no nonsense culture another might be completely different

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to lower levels.


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  5. Overall a Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Microsoft is a good company to work for. Very socially responsible. Benefits has reduced over the years, however, they are still comparable to the industry. Recent CEO change has been perceived positive by employee which is a good thing.

    Cons

    The move within the company is not easy. Even though company encourages such internal moves for career advancement, in reality it is not that easy.

    Advice to Management

    Because of a company policy, anytime employee moves to another group, it is a lateral move. Employees are forced to move out of company for career advancement due to this policy. New management need to look into changing the current internal transfer policy.


  6. Great company with a great future

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Tons of energy
    Leading edge of cloud transformation
    Challenging situation
    Lots of customer variety

    Cons

    Pay not always aligned to contributions
    Senior managers are very, very political
    Risk taking is NOT encourage
    Field organizations have no power relative to the product teams


  7. Account Techology Strategist (ATS)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technical Strategist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Account Technical Strategist in Nashville, TN

    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

    As an ATS I get to be in a position to lead sales efforts over multiple years with assigned accounts. This allows me to be strategic and build great rapport and relationships with my accounts key stakeholders. I'm less motivated by whatever is happening this quarter because my eyes are on a future state. Great job to be technical, consultative, business acumen is a must, and your ability to lead/collaborate with the account manager. I love it!

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to assert your influence more than I think you should to change directives or thinking from the sales side. However, if you're competent this isn't much of a con. The pay is good, but not as good as an Account Manager - it is a balance. We as ATSs don't have to do as much admin BS as the AM... so it may balance out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in 1:1 pairings from ATS/AM teams especially in EPG. Rethink this ATS Manager thing... It is a bad idea.


  8. Azure / SharePoint PFE

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    A great company to work for

    Cons

    You have to learn every day


  9. Great company

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Microsoft is a fantastic company. Entrepreneurial and lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Highly competitive. Bring your A game


  10. Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Great culture, training, teams, compensation, benefits.

    Cons

    Tricky to advance in this particular role from a title perspective.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for advancement and level differentiation reflected in titles.


  11. performance is managed, heavily

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    If you perform, it's a good place.

    Cons

    Once management decides that you are not performing to their expectation, you will be out the door, sooner or later.



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