There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

2 people found this helpful  

You can make it work for you

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

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

* Still great benefits, even though they've been cut a bit
* Work with a lot of smart people
* You can make your voice heard much of the time
* Excellent training opportunities

Cons

* Some people think they're the smart ones, but they're not. You still have to work with them!
* Lots of turf battles
* Peter Principle applies
* If you live in Seattle, it's a miserable drive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The internecine battles must stop. I really wish you believed in "One Microsoft" as much as you say you do.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

8350 Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Lead in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Lead in Fargo, ND

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, family oriented, decent work-life balance. This is a great company with tremendous resources, doing amazing work in the technology industry. Lots of really smart people here.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. The company has made some missteps, investing too early or before the market was ready, and then stopping investment or not going "all-in" when they should have. Mobile is a great example of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, stimulating, challenging place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    The company benefits are pretty solid. Though seems like some benefits are on the downward trend a bit (less HSA contributions.. Leaving gap for deductibles)

    I am lucky to be on a team with a boss than absolutely believes in me and counts on me. He continues to expose me to senior environments for my career advancement. A supportive boss is really what you need.

    Cons

    Promotion is hard here. Unlike the other companies, the new process makes it a bit vague to the point where we don't know when to ask for, or when things get decided on promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear promotion track needs to be developed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.