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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

Pros

Flexible work, able to work from home.

Cons

You have to work in Cambridge, if you do not want to work remotely.

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    Great place to build a career

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great place to build a career -- Microsoft will invest in you if you show commitment and passion to improve Microsoft and you deliver results
    Good work life balance (but remember you also have a big role in managing that)
    Tons of opportunities for you to have impact (but you need to show leadership for that to
    happen)
    Pay is great if you are a top 20% performer
    Moving within company is easy and you can gain very different experiences (Microsoft is big!)
    Campus and benefits are good (no free food, but really if saving on food costs is your primary concern then your are probably not a good fit anyway)

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel very bureaucratic -- the "One Microsoft" alignment will clean up some of this, but it will never go away (big company problem)
    You will always disagree with some of the decisions senior leadership makes. Sometimes you'll have to just take your marching orders and focus on where you can have impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More access to leadership (e.g. open office hours, informal lunches, etc.)
    More morale budget and/or networking opportunities

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    MS

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

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

    Pros

    MS is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Hard to strike a good work/life balance, but can be attained if you set your own boundaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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