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At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.

Microsoft has a rich heritage and unique capability around building productivity experiences and platforms. We help people get stuff done.

We are uniquely positioned to harmonize the world’s devices, apps, docs, data and social networks in digital work and life experiences so that people are at the center and empowered to do more and achieve more with what is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity — time!

Our passion unites us

What do Microsoft employees have in common? The answer is passion—for life, for creating quality products, for the people who count on us to help them realize their potential. We are driven to make an impact—at work, in our communities, on the world. We’re here because Microsoft helps us do that—by recognizing the unique value of our diversity, supporting our career development, and rewarding us for great work.

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We put our full range of resources into your hands – all our people, tech, tools and toys. You’ll enjoy the near-boundless kind of reach that empowers you to use your skills, your drive and your dreams to open any door.

You’ll rub shoulders with wickedly talented colleagues, mentors and project leaders.  And get that rush that comes from doing mind-blowing work that’s literally helping this world achieve more. 

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    Thoughts after 10 years....

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    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)


    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop.

    2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice.

    3. Even with it's struggles MSFT is still a cash printing machine. This means if you can keep your nose clean and do reasonable work, you can have a stable job, pay your bills, feed your family, and not worry (too much) about layoffs. The stock you own likely won't tank, but probably won't go up much either. You'll get a bonus each year and some stock. It's a decent life if you aren't looking to light the world on fire.


    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies.

    Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out" and move up in the company. Don't expect your manager to be much of an advocate or enabler to help you meet your career goals - they are basically trying to survive the stack rank every year too. Not familiar with the stack rank? Check out the 2012 Vanity Fair article called "Microsoft's Lost Decade".

    Advice to Management

    I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening...
    1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities.
    2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting into 1 or 2 range. The 20% getting anything below a 3 are walking dead. In summary, 70% of the company walk away from the review cycle feeling like crap. This is no good.

    After 10 years, I'm leaving - it's just a matter of time until I find the right opportunity. I need to find a company spends 90% of it's time building technology experiences, as opposed to 90% of its time building PowerPoints. And I expect to refuse the exit interview - because if you really cared what I thought, you wouldn't ask me after I decided to leave.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
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    The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).


    The interview process was pretty straight forward asked a lot of question about my experience. Understanding of how to design an application is important. 4 interviews total after the initial phone screen.

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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
Global Randstad Award, Randstad, 2015
Most Attractive Employer - India, Randstad, 2014
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Headquarters Redmond, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1975
Type Company - Public (MSFT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Google,, Apple

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