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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 7,557 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(603 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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    Great learning and personal growth

    Principal Enterprise Strategist (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    Proslove of technology
    wide career options

    Constoo large and now a bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior Managementfire 50% of middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Co. to work with

    Group Finance Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood Work Life Balance, respectful

    ConsBureaucratic, too many people, slow

    Advice to Senior Managementdecrease layers and increase accountability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging work, work/life balance achievable depending on your team and function

    Legal Support (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsOpportunity to exand you knowledge and skills. Great amenities like free soda, transportation assistance, including private Connector busline. Flexible work schedule. Technology to support mobility (i.e., conference calls, work from home, business travel, etc.) Autonomy. Great people and lots of diversity.

    ConsSilos within work groups. Average pay. Politics and no transparancy in reviews. Some areas are not amenable to upward mobility. The company is so big that it has lost its agility to respond quickly to the changing technology landscape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparancy in review process. Truly LISTEN to employee feedback! Get a great marketing team!!

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- great opportunities
    - good work/life balance

    Cons- strategy not always clear

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

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    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for

    ConsGreat work life balance and compensation

    Advice to Senior Managementabcd

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

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    Wonderful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, leadership, and direction of the company

    ConsNot too many cons to mention here. I enjoyed the relationships and experiences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    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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    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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    This is one of the best places to work, hands down.

    Product Advisor (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat compensation and benefits at every level of the company. Real ethics and integrity. Great support for the employee and the well being of the customer. It's not a soul-sucking money-grubbing hellhole.

    ConsPolicies are very strict, and it takes a while to get to know all the rules and lingo, but that's the only real issue. That and fanatics of other tech companies will never stop giving you crap about your company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep at it. You're doing a wonderful job keeping your employees happy.

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

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